Regimental number816
Place of birthBulli New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWeston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Kidson, First Street, Weston, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Bray on 26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near BRAY on 22nd August, 1918. As stretcher bearer, Private KIDSON did exceptionally fine work. In the early stages of the attack, the Company came under extremely severe shell fire, he immediately dressed the wounded in the open, and, with total disregard for danger continued to carry the wounded back to the R.A.P. through the enemy barrage until the casualties were all clear. Several men undoubtedly owe their lives to the bravery and devotion of Private KIDSON.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal