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Edley PRIDHAM

Regimental number6315
Place of birthLochiel South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationFarmer
AddressLochiel, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs R J Pridham, Lochiel, South Australia
Enlistment date20 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This man was the first to volunteer for a reconnoitring patrol which was required to clear up a doubt as to where an enemy machine gun was situated, during the counter-attack on March 26th near NOREUIL. He went out under heavy fire and discovered that the position was being vacated by the enemy, and returned with this information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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