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Regimental number1961
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Herridge, Waggarandall, Victoria
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2A/1TMB
FateReturned to Australia 19 September 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917. He brought up his Mortar in face of strong machine gun fire and put out of action two enemy strong points which were holding up the advance. Later he inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy gathering for a counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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