|Place of birth||Moreland, South Australia|
|Address||Gama PO, Gama, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, C.W. Kidman, Gama PO, Gama, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Senior Cadets (12 months)|
|Place of enlistment||Birchip, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||38th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Ste. Marie Cemetery (Division 62, Plot V, Row L, Grave No. 11), Le Havre, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Native of Morchard, South Australia|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, KIDMAN Sydney James|