George Wilson RIDLEY

RIDLEY, George Wilson

Service Number: 67693
Enlisted: 7 June 1918
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW)
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 4 March 1900
Home Town: West Maitland, Maitland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Pneumonia, Sydney North Head Quarantine Station, Australia, 25 November 1918, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Sydney North Head (Quarantine) Cemetery
CE 4 192, North Head (Quarantine) Cemetery, North Head, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 67693, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW)
2 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 67693, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
2 Nov 1918: Embarked Private, 67693, 16th to 27th Reinforcements (NSW), HMAT Medic, Sydney
25 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 67693, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 67693 awm_unit: 26th General Service Reinforcements awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-11-25

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Mrs. C. Ridley, of West Maitland.

Succombs to Spanish Influenza.
Private George W Ridley, 18 years of age, a Maitland soldier, who succumbed to an attack of Spanish influenza at North Head yesterday afternoon, enlisted in West Maitland in the "March to Freedom" column. He was on the Medic, which transport was turned back to Australia from New Zealand when the news was received of the signing of the armistice. Private Ridley was employed as a wheeler at East Greta Colliery. The internment took place in the Quarantine Station cemetery this morning, with military honors.