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Ivan Neville ELDREDGE

Regimental number1092
Place of birthKybunga, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressKybunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Eldredge, Kybunga, South Australia
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack east of HAMEL, Sergeant ELDREDGE showed much bravery and skill in the handling of his Lewis Gun Section. On his Platoon being held up by enemy machine gun fire, he immediately worked his Section to a flank, rushed and captured the machine gun and five prisoners. Seventeen of the enemy were killed and wounded by Sergeant ELDRIDGE and his Section during the capture of this strong point. He displayed great bravery and coolness throughout the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 December 1985
Age at death93
Place of burialClare Cemetery, South Australia

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