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Gilbert Leo BIDGOOD

Regimental number5989
Date of birth5 February 1890
Place of birthSaddleworth, South Australia
SchoolSaddleworth Primary School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressRomney Road, Marryatville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Bidgood, Romney Road, Marryatville, South Australia
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 26 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll8819
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1919
Discharge date24 April 1920 - Adelaide
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3819 Pte Arthur Edward Frank BIDGOOD, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918; 5871 Driver Howard Clifford BIDGOOD, 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918
Other details

War service: served five years 39 days (four years 260 days of which were spent abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 November 1969
Age at death79
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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