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Regimental number53677
Date of birth16 December 1888
Place of birthMullaglass, Newry, Ireland
OccupationTraveller and tailor
AddressRockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8"
Weight165 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Alderdice, Mullaglass near Newry, Co Armagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 February 1918
Place of enlistmentTaree, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date15 February 1920
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney on HMT 'Field Marshal', 19 June 1918; disembarked London, 26 August 1918, and taken on strength of 14th Training Bn, Codford; allotted to 55th Bn Reinforcements, 26 August 1918; moved out, 7 October 1918, and taken on strength of Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 November 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 28 November 1918; moved out, 4 December 1918; taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 6 December 1918. Transferred to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 December 1918; moved out from field, 13 May 1919; marched into No 5 Group, 23 May 1919; granted leave, 28 June 1919, to 28 September 1919, for attendance at tailoring course; granted extension of leave to 7 October 1919; marched into Furlough Depot, 14 October 1919.

Found guilty, 14 October 1919, of being absent without leave, 10.00 am, 7 October, to 10.00 am, 14 October 1919: awarded a forfeiture of 7 days' pay; forfeited total of 14 days' pay; marched into Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 21 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australian on HT 'Geneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 January 1920. Discharged, 15 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death4 June 1959
Age at death70
Place of burialInverell Cemetery, Presbyterian Section, Inverell, New South Wales

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