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Harry BRIDLE

Regimental number98
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
Address354 Victoria Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, James Robert Bridle, Broadsworth, Hampshire, England
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'In an operation against the enemy position near STRAZEELE on 24th June, 1918, Sergeant BRIDLE took command of his platoon when his Officer became a casualty. He led his men on to their objective, but all his men were killed or wounded, and Sergeant BRIDLE reached the position alone. He was wounded, but returned to his Company commander and guided another platoon to the captured position. His bearing throughout was beyond praise, and it was owing to his initiative and determination that enabled the enemy post to be occupied.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 November 1962
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis

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