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Robert Oakley John CLARIDGE

Regimental number2912
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolCentral Boys, Gympie, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressMusgrave Road, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Claridge, Musgrave Road, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in B. Company, Cadets, Gympie (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateDrowned at sea 3 August 1918
Place of death or woundingKilled at sea throughout enemy action
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hants, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest Augustus and Jane Elizabeth (nee SMITH) CLARIDGE
Other details

War service: Western Front

Drowned at sea when HMAT 'Warilda' was torpedoed, 3 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARIDGE Robert Oakley John

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