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Regimental number376
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarrol Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Barnidge, Carrol Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During the operations near BELLICOURT on the 30th September to 2nd October 1918, Lance Corporal BARNIDGE was No. 1 of a Lewis Gun Team. All his crew became casualties during the early stages of the attack but he continued to work his gun alone until it was put out of action by an enemy machine gun. At one stage noticing one of his Officers and three men rushing a strong post he took up a position in the open and gave them covering fire which was of the greatest assistance to them. Throughout the whole period he displayed resource and courage of a very high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1960

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