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Roy Keith KIDMAN

ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressManacoorte, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Kidman, Manacoorte, South Australia
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of an outpost, which was attacked by a strong hostile force. He held the enemy in check and inflicted severe casualties at close range, compelling them to deploy in the hills in front of the post. He maintained his position until daylight, and by telephonic communication was able to give accurage information as to the enemy's strength and position. His coolness and tenacity were most commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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