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Arthur John RIDDLE

Regimental number1282
Place of birthDorset England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Rectory, Castle Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Riddle, East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN, ner PERONNE, on 31st August, 1918, this stretcher bearer displayed great gallantry in aiding and collecting the wounded. Throughout the day he worked continuously moving over the open ground, regardless of the intense enemy machine gun and artillery fire and successfully carried in numerous wounded men in full view of the enemy. His prompt and untiring efforts, which under the very trying and adverse circumstances, called for a very high standard of courage and coolness, undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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