|Place of birth||St Arnaud, Victoria|
|School||Eaglehawk State School, Victoria|
|Address||Mt Korong Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr N Ruddick, Mt Korong Road, Eaglehawk, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 6 months in 73rd Bn, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Acting Corporal|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||20|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in Eaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: William and Esther Ruddick, Jackson Street, Maidstone, Victoria.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Canal Zone, 1 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 10 July 1916 (abrasions, left leg); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 July 1916; rejoined unit, 22 July 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 30 July 1916.
Killed in action, 5 August 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RUDDICK William Nicholas|