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Ernest Edward HARRIDGE

Regimental number3851
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
SchoolKerang State School, Kerang, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressVictoria Street, Kerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A F Harridge, Victoria Street, Kerang, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Victorian Rangers for 2 years
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot IXa, Row G, Grave NO. 15), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kerang Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Kent Fedorowich. Parents: Albert and Sarah HARRIDGE
Family/military connectionsCousins: Captain Ernest Edgar DAVIES, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919; 17 Driver David Walter Connell MSM, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 June 1919.

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