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Victor Walter BIDDLE

Regimental number369
Date of birth--/07/1888
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBourke Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Henry Biddle, Bourke Street, Glen Innes, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 29 November 1917


Unit: INF30
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919

Military Cross

'During the operations on 26th and 27th August 1918, which resulted in the capture of Foucacourt, he commanded a platoon with great skill and daring. Though wounded he declined to retire, and continued to lead his men across the ground heavily swept by machine gun fire until he reached his objective. His brilliant leadership, in spite of great pain, and his reolute example, had a most inspiring effect on his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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