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Elias Samuel BABIDGE

Regimental numberR2194
Place of birthHeathcote, Victoria
SchoolNo 300 State School, Kyneton Road, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Babidge, Kyneton Road, Heathcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHeathcote, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 18).
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elias Samuel and Elizabeth Ann BABIDGE, Kyneton Road, Heathcote, Victoria. Native of Cornella, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 September 1916.

Found guilty, 2nd Training Bn, Perham Downs, 13 September 1916, of being absebt without leave from midnight, 10 September, to 10.15 am, 11 September 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, Perham Downs, 14 September 1916, of being absent from 0900 parade: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1916; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 8 October 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 December 1916 (sore feet); rejoined Bn, 18 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 December 1916 (gun shot wound, buttock), and admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 17, 24 December 1916, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 December 1916; transferred to England, 2 January 1917, and admitted to hospital (details not recorded); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 March 1917 (gun shot wound, legs: slight); discharged on furlough, 9 March, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 24 March 1917.

Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 March 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 12 July 1917.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 21 July 1917 (old gun shot wound); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 18 July 1917. Admitted to Brigade Hospital, 21 July 1917 (old wound); admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 1 August 1917; admitted to Delhi Hospital, 1 August 1917 (ulcer). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 September 1917; dischaged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 September 1917. Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 10 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 February 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 February 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 25 June 1918 (gunshot wound, chest, penetrating), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 25 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1312 Elias Samuel BABIDGE for first period of service

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