Service Number: 1745
Enlisted: 2 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Blayney, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Coolah, Warrumbungle Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 22 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey LOT Final resting place unknown. Name listed on Panel 62 of the Memorial. MEMORIAL ID 56802064
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blayney Pictorial Honour Roll No 1, Blayney War Memorial Gates, Blayney and Milthorpe District Roll of Honor, Coolah Memorial School of Arts HR1, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1745, 18th Infantry Battalion
19 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, 1745, 18th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kanowna embarkation_ship_number: A61 public_note: ''
19 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, 1745, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Eva PITTENDRIGH.

Since my last report was written official notification has been received that Private Eddy Pittendrigh (who was previously reported as missing) had died of wounds on August 25. Private Pittendrigh was only 18 years of age, and enlisted on 5th June, and left for Egypt on the 26th of that month as one of the 2nd Reinforcements for the 13th Battalion. He was barely two months in Egypt, leaving for the firing line on August 14, and would have only been in action for a short time. The late Private Pittendrigh had been a resident of Coolah for nearly 12 months, prior to enlisting, and his quiet, unassuming manner had made him a general favorite, and his death is keenly felt by his large circle of friends. We know that he did his duty, and has died a hero's death, and his memory will always be respected. To his bereaved relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy.