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Sydney James CRIDDLE

Regimental number6741
Place of birthDongarra, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNaraling, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Criddle, Naraling, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of 'intestinal trouble')
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date25 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [4733] Lt Arthur George CRIDDLE, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919; 2363 Pte David CRIDDLE, 28th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 5703 Pte Harold CRIDDLE, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 March 1919; 5650 Pte Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE, 16th Bn, killed in action, 20 October 1917; 6742 Pte Horace John CRIDDLE, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Karaling.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRIDDLE Sydney James

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