Malcolm Tait SPIDEN

SPIDEN, Malcolm Tait

Service Number: 3482
Enlisted: 17 October 1916, Maryborough, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Thinoomba, Qld., 1893
Home Town: Thinoomba, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Thinoomba State School
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brooweena Bridge Creek War Memorial Bridge, Brooweena War Memorial, Broweena Bridge Memorial Shelter, Maryborough Queen's Park War Memorial, Maryborough St. Stephen's Honour Roll, Mungar Yerra Honour Board, Tiaro War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3482, 47th Infantry Battalion, Maryborough, Qld.
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, 3482, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ayrshire embarkation_ship_number: A33 public_note: ''
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, 3482, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Robert and Margaret SPIDEN, Thinoomba, Queensland

Mr. Robert Spiden of "Wedderburn", Thinoomba, has received the sad intelligence from the Military Authorities that his son, Private Malcolm T Spiden, wh was reported missing since 12th of October last, was killed in action in France on that date.  The parents and family have had a very anxious time hoping that perhaps he had been taken prisoner, and though the grim truth now dispels that hope, they have at least the consolation of knowing that he died nobly for his country.