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Eric Broomfield BIDEN

Regimental number2230
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address10 Royalist Road, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, F W Biden, Lands Department, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 January 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. showed great gallantry in laying a telephone cable from Reserve Trench to front line near GUEDECOURT under heavy artillery fire on the night 4th/5th December, 1916. He repaired it twice during the night and improved on it on subsequent nights. In this way communication was obtained and maintained for the first time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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