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Mervyn Haywood CLARIDGE

Regimental number6086
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
AddressCrystal Brook, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, H J Claridge, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in School Cadets (Voluntary).
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital 1-6 Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Discharge date19 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Missing in action, Pozieres, France, 1 September 1916.

Transferred to Holland, 16 February 1918; arrived in England, 23 February 1918.

Married Chrstine Aitken McMURTRIE, 24 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Demosthenes', 26 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 19 November 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 November 1966
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLARIDGE Mervyn Haywood

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