Robert Oakley John CLARIDGE

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CLARIDGE, Robert Oakley John

Service Number: 2912
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 26 September 1898
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Central Boys School, Gympie
Occupation: Miner
Died: Drowning, At sea on H.T. Warilda, 3 August 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates, Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2912, Brisbane
23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2912, 41st Infantry Battalion
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2912, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Oakley John CLARIDGE was born in Gympie, Queensland on 26th September, 1898

His parents were Ernest Augustus CLARIDGE & Jane Elizabeth SMITH

He enlisted in Brisbane on 11th January, 1916 & embarked with the 41st Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Demosthenes on 23rd December, 1916

Robert died on 3rd August, 1918 at sea on H.T. Warilda which sunk due to enemy action (torpedo)

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, England

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