Henry Hayward ALDRIDGE


ALDRIDGE, Henry Hayward

Service Number: 1209
Enlisted: 3 March 1916, Ararat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Heywood, Victoria, January 1882
Home Town: Heywood, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: Heywood State School
Occupation: Bullock driver
Died: Killed in Action, France, 12 April 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1209, Ararat, Victoria
27 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1209, 39th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1209, 39th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
12 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1209, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1209 Private Henry Hayward Aldridge, 39th Battalion, of Heywood, Vic. Pte Aldridge was a bullock driver before enlisting on 11 April 1916, and had four children. He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius on 27 May 1916 with D Company. On 30 August 1917 he was transferred to 10th Machine Gun Company. He was killed in action in France on 12 April 1918, at the age of 36." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)