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Thomas Sydney ALDRIDGE

Regimental number2779
Place of birthEssex, England
Place of birthManor Park, Essex, England
Other NamesThomas Sydney
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHairdreseer
Address62 Park Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.25"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Aldridge, 62 Park Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 June 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Mudros, 25 November 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Sarpi Camp, 14 December 1915 (tonsilitis); discharged to Lines, 16 December 1915.

Embarked Mudros for Malta, 23 December 1915; admitted to St David's Hospital, 26 December 1915 (jaundice); transferred to Ghan Tuffeha Camp, 13 January 1916; to Egypt, 7 March 1916; rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 23 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 50th Bn, 2 April 1916.

Admiteted to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 May 1916 (otitis media), and transferred same day to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 14 June 1916; discharged to British Red Crosss Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 21 June 1916; discharged to duty, 26 July 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916; proceeded overseas to France from England, 22 September 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Divisional Rest Station, 17 November 1916 (otitis media); transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 21 November 1916 (middle ear infection); to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 2 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 20 December 1916.

Evacuated to 15th Field Ambulance, 28 January 1917; transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 January 1917 (otitis media); to 8th General hospital, 31 January 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 11 February 1917; to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 22 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 March 1917.

On leave to England, 2 September 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, from leave, 16 September 1917.

On leave to England, 26 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 12 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 3 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 27 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 20 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Thomas Sidney ALDRIDGE.
Date of death29 October 1977
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALDRIDGE Thomas Sydney

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