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Lindon Helton BIDDULPH

Date of birth7 March 1890
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor
AddressArmidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, P J Biddulph, Cremona, Everton Road, Strathfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name18th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: 35th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: 30 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a main divisional dump he worked day and night for a considerable period, constantly under fire, and by his energy, insuring the supply of trench ammunition for his division. He also did admirable work in preventing a grave disaster when four truck-loads of mortar ammunition had exploded, causing 120 casualties and setting fire to adjacent dumps. He had previously done good work as divisional bombing officer.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: [3996] 2nd Lt Lester Philip BIDDULPH, 34th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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