Merton Lyndhurst BIDDLE

Badge Number: S10848, Sub Branch: Brighton
S10848

BIDDLE, Merton Lyndhurst

Service Number: 2876
Enlisted: 9 September 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kangarilla, South Australia, 15 September 1894
Home Town: McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: 25 October 1976, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Brighton Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Kangarilla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
6 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
6 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion
28 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion, Severe gunshot wound to the hand
23 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wound to the thigh fracturing the femur and invalided to England on 13 September 1918
17 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion, Discharge as medically unfit at the 4th Military District
Date unknown: Wounded SN 2876, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Son of Harriet BIDDLE

Husband of Ruby BIDDLE

Wounded twice and contracted Trench Fever

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Sydney William Biddle and Harriet Biddle nee Paddick of Kangarilla, SA.Later of Swaine Avenue, Rose Park, SA

Brother of Alice Victoria Biddle, Beatrice Annie Biddle, Amy Fanny Frances Biddle, William Edward Biddle and Dora Jessamy Biddle.

On 29 May 1919 Merton married Muriel Ruby Wickham in the McLaren Vale Methodist Church, SA

Father of Stanley Gordon Biddle, Thelma Winifred Biddle, Bertram Wallis Biddle, Viola Margaret Biddle and Raymond Merton Biddle

Returned to Australia on 18 January 1919 aboard HT Ulysses disembarking in Adelaide on 9 March 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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