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William Ridd BRYCE

Regimental number2302
Place of birthMilton New South Wales
SchoolToowoomba Grammar School, Queensland
Other trainingCadet Surveyor, Lismore, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor's assistant
AddressByron Bay, N.S.W.
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinFather, William John Alexander Bryce, Byron Bay, N.S.W.
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollImperial Camel Corps
FateDied of wounds 4 December 1917
Place of death or woundingNear Jaffa, Palestine
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRamleh War Cemetery (Row M, Grave No. 65), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
10
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and maud BRYCE, Byron Bay, New South Wales. Natie of Milton, New South Wales
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 May 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Romani, 14 June 1916; taken on strength, 16 June 1916.

Transferred to 1st Double Squadron, 29 June 1916; taken on strength, Serapeum, 1 July 1916; promoted to Temporary Sergeant, 1 July 1916.

To Imperial School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 27 October 1916.

Taken on strength, 4th Australian Camel Regiment, Abbassia, 2 November 1916; reverted to Corporal, 2 November 1916; to be Troop Corporal, 2 November 1916.

Transferred to Reserve Company Imperial Camel Corps, 7 February 1917.

Reverted to ranks at his own request, 7 April 1917.

Posted to 4th Anzac Battalion, 1st Camel Brigade, Abbassia, 8 April 1917; taken on strength, 17th Company Imperial Camel Brigade, 9 April 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Jaffa, Palestine, 4 December 1917 (bomb wounds, right side thigh, arm, hands, neck and face); died of wounds, 4 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BRYCE William Ridd

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