|Place of birth||Cow Flat, New South Wales|
|School||Country schools and Hereford House School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Cowra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr E Ridley, Avonsyde, Mt McDonald, Cowra, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||In answer to the question 'What was his calling?', his mother wrote: 'Teacher'.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 66), Bailleul, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Tessie RIDLEY, Avonsyde, Mount McDonald, New South Wales|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 May1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 July 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Durrington.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 February 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, in the field, 15 February 1918.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, South Midlands Division, 1 March 1918; transferred same day to 2nd British Casualty Clearing Station (appendicitis); to 54th General Hospital, 6 March 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 11 March 1918; to No 5 Rest Camp, 12 March 1918; to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 15 March 1918; rejoined unit, 25 April 1918.
Killed in action, 24 May 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMother wrote to Base Records, 29 June 1918: Will you please let me know if possible if he was killed instantly or if he was suffering for any time,also where he is buried & the name of the place where he died, & will you kindly let me know if I could get his few things that he took from home with him I am sorry to put you to any trouble, but I would like to know all I can about his death.