|Place of birth||Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||362 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||29.10|
|Next of kin||Father, O W Dryden, 362 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Third Battle of Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||31|
|Place of burial||Bedford House Cemetery (Enclosure No 2, Plot I, Row A, Grave No 22), nr Zillebeke, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 16-17 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; transferred to Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916, and admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais; transferred to England, 26 July 1916, and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, 27 July 1916; transferred to Croydon War Hospital, 5 January 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 14 February 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1917.
Marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 3 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1917; rejoined 54th Bn, in the field, 20 September 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 26 September 1917.
Died of wounds, 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DRYDEN Oliver William|