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George Henry RIDDLE

Regimental number2143
Place of birthFowler Bay South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressYalata, Fowler's Bay, South West Coast, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Jane Riddle, Yalata, Fowler's Bay, South West Coast, South Australia
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 11th August, 1918, during the operations on the SOMME, this man's Company occupied advanced post near the village of MERICOURT SUR SOMME. One of the Officers was badly wounded by enemy snipers and Private RIDDLE, A company stretcher bearer together with Private GARLAND went forward across the open and dressed the Officers wounds and then brought him back to the post in spite of the fire directed on them by enemy snipers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 February 1966

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