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Regimental number1999
AddressWimmera Street, Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Ridgewell, Wimmera Street, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1679
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Roy Herbert Ridgewell on NR
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row S, Grave No. 30), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
SPELT RIDGWELL. Parents: John and Jane RIDGWELL. Native of Nhill, Victoria

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