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Ernest Henry TIDDY

Regimental number32099
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionUnitarian
OccupationBoilermaker
Address94 Swanson Street, Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, N T Tiddy, 94 Swanson Street, Erskineville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack in front of VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 8th August 1918. Gunners [29015 H C] COURTNEY and TIDDY ran a line forward in face of heavy shell and machine gun fire and repeatedly patrolled same under heavy shell and machine gun fire in order to maintain communication. During the whole day's operation they acted in a most cool and daring manner, and under exceedingly trying circumstances showed a strong determination to succeed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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