Edric Doyle KIDSON

KIDSON, Edric Doyle

Service Number: 828
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1890
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: Baby 700 Cemetery, Anzac
Special Memorial 3 Headstone inscription reads: Reached the farthest objective till the dawn break and shadows flee, Baby 700 Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mingenew Honour Roll, Mingenew Upper Irwin Roads Board District Roll of Honor WW1, Mingenew War Memorial, South Perth War Memorial, Walkaway Irwin and Greenough and Districts Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 828, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, 828, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, 828, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Fremantle
2 Nov 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 12th Infantry Battalion, At embarkation
9 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Infantry Battalion
25 Apr 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 828, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Barclay Kidson and Mary Amelia Kidson of Parliament House, Perth, WA. Brother of Noel Doyle Kidson who returned to Australia on 29 January 1916 having served with the 10th Light Horse Regiment

Husband of Elizabeth (nee Finnerty) Kidson. Edric and Elizabeth were married in St Georges Cathedral, Perth, WA on 21 October 1914.  Later known as Elizabeth Nordsvan. Last known address was Beech Street, Wodonga, Vic. in 1967

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal issued to his mother