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Stanley Roy NIDDRIE

Regimental number2735
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
SchoolState School, Hamilton, Victoria
AddressLonsdale Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary J Niddrie, 11 Canterbury Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Obtained a medal for skill with the rifle in France as a Sergeant, 13th Platoon, 58th Bn." (Details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row F, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Robert William NIDDRIE and his wife Mary Jane FAIRBAIRN, 86 Roden Street, West Melbourne. Native of Hamilton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsStep-brothers: Cpl J.G.G. FAIRBAIRN, killed in action, Palestine, 4 December 1917; Pte G.H. FAIRBAIRN, 14th Bn, returned to Australia; Pte R.M. FAIRBAIRN, 58th Bn, returned to Australia.

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