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Regimental number658
Place of birthYeulba Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock rider
AddressYeulba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Isaac Giddins, Yeulba, Queensland
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 8th August, 1918, during the attack east of HAMMEL, Private GIDDINS, a Company Signaller established an O.L. Light Station after four previous attempts had failed owing to the heavy enemy barrage at the time. This station he maintained without assistance throughout the day. his determination and devotion to duty were of great value to his Company Commander and he set an excellent example of bravery to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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