Sid celebrates 102 years

WELL-KNOWN Gawler identity Sid Ey celebrated with mates at Gawler’s Returned and Services League (RSL) branch last week, ahead of his 102nd birthday last Friday.

Mr Ey was born in 1916, to father Louis, and mother Elsie, and raised in Gawler at his family home that once stood on Light Square.

He was involved in the family business, a grain store, which was housed in a building at the eastern end of Jacob Street.

Mr Ey later served in World War II and was one of the famed ‘Rats of Tobruk’ who fought for eight months to halt the German and Italian forces’ march on Egypt.

Throughout his life Mr Ey has been involved with numerous community groups and has been a keen volunteer.

He is a life member of both the Gawler & District Tennis Association and Gawler Bowling Club, and is also a member of the Probus Club of Gawler.

Mr Ey is also a regular attendee at the Gawler RSL and is well-known there for his great eight-ball skills.


Ellouise Crawford


Ellouise Crawford joined The Bunyip in April, 2010, while completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia. Ellouise wrote The Bunyip’s Playford Times before joining the editorial team full-time in late-2011. She now covers the Light Regional Council region and enjoys writing about Gawler’s strong heritage, as well as its many passionate and inspirational residents. Ellouise grew up in Gawler and now lives in Wasleys with her family.

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