William Leonard BRIDGMAN

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BRIDGMAN, William Leonard

Service Number: 8481
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 27 August 1883
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 7 November 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, Belgium
The Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row B, Grave No. 7), Dickebusch, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
22 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 8481, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
22 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 8481, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne

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 Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 3 June 1911

MARRIAGES

BRIDGMAN— MERCHANT.— On the 20th April, by Rev. C. Doley, at "Springhurst," Port Lincoln, William Leonard, youngest son of Frederick Bridgman, Port Lincoln, to Maud Evelyn, only daughter of George Merchant, Port Lincoln. Present address, "Yeelanna," via Port Lincoln. 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88685441 (nla.gov.au)

 

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Thursday 13 December 1917

LATE BOMBARDIER W. L. BRIDGMAN.

Bombardier William L. Bridgman, of the 18th Battery, 2nd Division, Field Artillery, after two years of hard fighting, made the supreme sacrifice on November 7, on the battlefield of France. He was the husband of Mrs. Maud E. Bridgman, only daughter of Mr. G. Merchant, of Port Lincoln. In addition to the widow there are two children.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105446276 (nla.gov.au)

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