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Alfred Dudley TITHERIDGE

Regimental number6426
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address93 Barclay Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Titheridge, 93 Barclay Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military service60th Infantry
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in repeatedly repairing wireless aerial when broken by heavy shell fire until it became impossible to keep it working. He then established successful communication with amplifier, and continued to work for two days after his ration supply had been destroyed by shell fire, eventually bringing away the whole of his wireless gear through heavy shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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