Badge Number: SALM216, Sub Branch: Coonawarra / Penola


Service Numbers: 3706, S75691
Enlisted: 23 April 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 10 December 1894
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
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World War 1 Service

23 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3706, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3706, 7th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3706, 7th Field Ambulance, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
9 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Battle of Poelcapelle
11 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3706, 7th Field Ambulance

World War 2 Service

23 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, SN S75691, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Penola, South Australia
7 Jan 1946: Discharged Private, SN S75691, 9th (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

His brother, Lieutenant Roy Keith Kidman was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst in command of an outpost under heavy attack in 1918 - See profile