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Regimental number826
Place of birthNewcastle On Jyne England
AddressHebburn, Weston, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Liddle, Hebburn, Weston, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

'Voice from Grave: Membership Plea. Though No. 826 Pte. John Liddle, 35th Bn, A.I.F., who lived in Third Street, Weston, West Maitland, died in October, his name still remains financial on the membership books of the R.S.L. For, as his widow states in a letter to League headquarters, it was his last dying wish that his membership subscription be paid. In the letter she enclosed 10/-. What an abiding affection for the League - a Digger, right on the brink of grave, worrying over the payment of his membership fee! Surely that is a gesture that will make many, now outside our membership, pause and think. It is the Soul of the League which attracts and holds membership. For who, on reflection of the vastness of its humanitarian work, could stand unmoved, and resist the urge to take up a share of it?"
Date of death--/10/1930
Sources'Reveille', 31 December 1930, p. 27

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