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William James BRIDGE

Regimental number7031
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College, Townsville, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressSpring Hill, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Thos. John Bridge, 79 Herbert Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 10 August 1917 and posted to 26th Bn, 21st Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 26th Bn, 26 August 1918. Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 24 September 1918. Attached to Graves Registration Department, 24 March 1919.
FateDied of disease 21 April 1919
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDuisans British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas George and A. BRIDGE, Brisbane. Native of Chillagoe, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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