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Sydney James KIDMAN

Regimental number3329
Place of birthMoreland, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressGama PO, Gama, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, C.W. Kidman, Gama PO, Gama, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (12 months)
Enlistment date8 October 1917
Place of enlistmentBirchip, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSte. Marie Cemetery (Division 62, Plot V, Row L, Grave No. 11), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Morchard, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 16 January 1918, and marched into Australian Camp, Suez, the same day.

Embarked Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918, and proceeded overland to France; disembarked Southampton, England, 14 February 1918, and marched into 10th Training Bn the same day.

Marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 30 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 7 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 9 May 1918, and taken on strength of 38th Bn, in the field, the same day.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1918; admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 30 September 1918, and transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wound, left knee); to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 2 October 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 3 October 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 6 October 1918.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 13 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Died, No 2 General Hospital, 21 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia, attributed to military service).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIDMAN Sydney James

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