William Thomas PIDDINGTON

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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

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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

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