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William DRYDEN

Regimental number4764
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.8
Height5' 4.5"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinSister-in-Law, Mrs H Dryden, 17 Ewell Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date24 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 30 June 1918; discharged (wounded: amputated left thigh/leg), Sydney, 24 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 September 1956
Age at death76
Place of burialField of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRYDEN William

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