|Place of birth||Abbotsford, Victoria|
|School||Prince Alfred College, South Australia|
|Other training||Adelaide School of Mines|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||18 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, D R Claridge, 18 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the 55th Senior Cadets; 2 years in the 55th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Battle of Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||21|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Town. Abbotsford, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||First cousin of Pte Kelvin Roach 981 9th LH) killed at Gaza, 20 April 1917|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 731103, 3616 Corporal S. RICHARDSON, 25 July 1916: 'I saw this man killed rightout (sic) next to me. He was one of my men in the machine gun team. He had got about 150 yds between the first German line and ours and he had the lower part of his jaw and throat blown clean away by a shell. He was just going tosay something at the time when thishappened. He may be reported Missing, as on this occasion we had to came (sic) back. This happened last Wednesday, July 19th. and I lay out with another man for two days in a shell hole, and we certainly had not retaken the ground by that time.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CLARIDGE Clarence Roy
Red Cross File No 731103