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John Cecil Thomas Edmund Charles RIDLEY

Date of birth10 January 1881
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStaff officer
AddressSouth Side, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Muriel Jeanie Ridley, South Side, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date20 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Adjutant)
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: CO 45th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 February 1914

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 51st Battalion
Promotion date: 6 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29964 (27 February 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116 (25 July 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1920
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Discharge date20 August 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II; enlisted 14 August 1941; discharged, 15 August 1941, as N278930 Lt Colonel, Australian Staff Corps.
Date of death31 October 1955
Age at death74
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIDLEY John Cecil Thomas Edmund Charles

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