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Eric Howard RIDGWAY

Regimental number1349
Place of birthWirrabara, South Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationStation hand
AddressClinton Avenue, Myrtle Bank, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.11
Height5' 9.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jemima Jane Ridgway, Clinton Avenue, Myrtle Bank, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date24 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 24 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1982
Age at death88
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIDGWAY Eric Howard

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