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William KIDDELL

Regimental number413
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMounted constable
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMrs. Amy Kiddell, 372 High Street, Plumstead, Kent, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the 1st Royal Dragoons, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date5 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Discharge date17 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 14 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left buttock, thigh and right foot); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 20 May 1915; transferred to England, 3 July 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' 11 March 1916; discharged, Brisbane, 17 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIDDELL William

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