Roland ELDRIDGE

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ELDRIDGE, Roland

Service Numbers: 1945, 1427
Enlisted: 13 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, 1885
Home Town: Surry Hills, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: St Peters Elementary School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed In Action, France, 11 November 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Grave V. E. 3., Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1945, Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1427, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1427, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
4 Dec 1915: Wounded Private, SN 1945, 19th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wound (scalp)
10 Nov 1916: Wounded Private, SN 1945, 19th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, 2nd occasion - GSW (abdomen)
11 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1945, 19th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

19th Bn. D Company , 3rd Reinforcement, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Births Sep 1885   Eldridge Roland Tunbridge 2a 658.

Previous military service-Served in the Kent Volunteers.

Age on arrival in Australia 21

Enlistment date 13 January 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 13 March 1915

Mother, Mrs Ellen Eldridge, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, England.

Age at embarkation 25.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915.

He was 31.

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