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Regimental number5115
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
True NameJORDON, Samuel Dudley
ReligionChurch of England
Address8 Elizabeth Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr P. Jordon, 8 Elizabeth Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGiven name on RoHc is Samuel Dudley.
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Given name incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as Audley.
Place of death or woundingVille-Sur-Ancre, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick Francis and Ellen JORDON, Ann Street, Croydon Park, Kilkenny, South Australia. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, in the field, 18 November 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 7 April 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 September 1917.

Tried by District Court Martial, 29 November 1917, on charge of when on Active Service being absent without leave in London from 6 am, 14 July, to 5.30 pm, 21 October 1917: found guilty; awarded 28 days' detention, reduction to the ranks, and forfeiture of 104 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 21 October 1917 (ulceration stomatitis); discharged to Tranining Bn, Longbridge Deverill, 22 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; rejoined unit from detention, 1 January 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as JORDAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JORDON Dudley

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