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Harry Gwyder ALDRIDGE

Regimental number5
Place of birthWarialda, New South Wales
ReligionProtestant
OccupationContractor
Address'Glenburnie', Grey Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E. Aldridge, 'Glenburnie', Grey Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1444
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Name on headstone given as Harry Gwydir ALDRIDGE.
Discharge date3 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 26 April 1915; admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 26 April 1915 (bullet wound, left knee, severe); transferred to Egyptian Ophthalmic Hospital, Shabin el Kom, 6 June 1915; to Mustapha Convalescent Camp, 18 June 1915; to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 25 June 1915; to Mustapha Convalescent Camp, 25 June 1915; discharged, 28 June 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915; disembarked, 5 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), 3 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 April 1917
Age at death32
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALDRIDGE Harry Gwyder

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