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Marsey McLeod KIDD

Regimental number5127
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState High School, Launceston, Tasmania
AddressMowbray, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr R Kidd, Mowbray, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Cadets
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Passed prior to 18th Birthday. Entered Claremont day after birthday. Joined 12th Battalion. Left with 16th Reinforcements March 1916. Transferred to 52nd Battalion in Egypt. In France June 1916 to his death. Only son. Splendid physique. Member of first State High School four oar crew". Details from Russell Kidd, father.
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLongpre-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Russell and Louisa KIDD, Mowbray, Tasmania. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsNephew of Surgeon, Major S J Richards of Mount Morgan, Queensland who died on or about 8 July 1915 whilst doing duty at Anzac Cove where he had served at the time of and since the landing.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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