|Place of birth||Garvoc, Victoria|
|Address||Toolong via Port Fairy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, G R Eldridge, Toolong via Port Fairy, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/31/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||46th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 18 February 1916; disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.
Transferred to 46th Bn, 2 May 1916; taken on strength, 5 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force,2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.
Admitted to 75th Field Ambulance, 10 June 1917; rejoined unit, 15 June 1917 (no further details recorded).
Detached for duty to 4th Australian Division Headquarters, 24 January 1918.
Found guilty, 18 April 1918, of when on Active Service being in the town of Amiens without a pass: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Wounded in action, 25 August 1918 (gassed), admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train No 15; admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 August 1918; transferred to England, 27 August 1918, and admitted to Stourbridge Section of 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 28 August 1918. Discharged on furlough, 11 November 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor, 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 18 March 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ELDRIDGE Francis George|