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Herbert Thomas DRYDEN

Regimental number1756
Place of birthWoolend, Victoria
SchoolSouth Yarra State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGardener
Address23 Myrtle Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Miss Jessie Dryden, 23 Myrtle Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Place of death or woundingProyart, near Peronne, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, row E, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Mary DRYDEN. Born at Victoria
Family/military connectionsThree cousins served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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