He had appeared at various venues in Sydney since the mid 1920s. He often performed at the Ziegfeld Club where in semi-drag he flirted with the customers. A visiting US sailor, John Williams, took offence and struck him in the mouth. He fell and never recovered consciousness. Williams was charged with manslaughter, released on £40 bail, handed over to the US shore patrol and never seen again.
- Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 25 Dec 1942: 5.
- Truth (Sydney), 3 Jan 1943: 7.
- Sunday Telegraph (Sydney), 3 Jan 1943:18 .
- Garry C. Wotherspoon. 'Foy, Harry Sidney (1901 - 1942)'. Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume. Melbourne University Press, 2005, p. 134. http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/foy-harry-sidney-12926.