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Regimental number296
Place of birthSydney
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Albert Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Ridgway, 15 Albert Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military service21st Infantry
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPoelcapelle British Cemetery (Plot LIII, Row A, Grave No. 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; John and Ellen RIDGWAY

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