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George Thomas VIDLER

Regimental number6394
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolWest End State School, Townsville, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationDairyman
AddressCluden via Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Vidler, Cluden via Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis O.C. says that he was a willing horse, always to be found when wanted and one of the hardiest worked. One of his comrade runners, says that he was the coolest man in action that he ever saw and that he was the life and cheer of their section. (Mother)
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBarlieux
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ann VIDLER, Oonoonba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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