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Walter James ALDRIDGE

Regimental number2559
Place of birthGunning, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway storeman
Address4 Railway Terrace, Talbragar street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 2"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Elizabeth Mary Aldridge, c/o J J Salkald, Macquarie Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember, 4.5 years of Rifle Clubs.
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameRailway Supply Detachment, Army Service Corps 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Railway Detachment, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1915
Discharge date27 December 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 29 August 1915 (debility after dysentery); disembarked sydney, 1 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 27 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as ALFREDGE.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALDRIDGE Walter James

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