William Thomas PIDDINGTON


PIDDINGTON, William Thomas

Service Number: 1965
Enlisted: 10 January 1916
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Molong, New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Tomingley, Narromine, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 July 1918
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Parkes & District Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1965, 54th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1965, 54th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1965, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Sydney
4 Jul 1918: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 55th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Thomas PIDDINGTON was born in Molong, New South Wales in 1894

His parents were Henry Charles PIDDINGTON & Emma PACKHAM who married in Molong on 23rd January,  1893


Two of his brothers also served during WW1

1. Cecil Henry PIDDINGTON (SN 5683) returned to Australia in 1919 (Awarded MM & Bar)

2, Gladstone PIDDINGTON (SN 54257) returned to Australia in 1919

Cecil Henry died in 1925 following surgery for appendicitis