George Baptiste DIDIER


DIDIER, George Baptiste

Service Numbers: 2622, 2622C
Enlisted: 30 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wycheproof, Victoria, Australia, March 1895
Home Town: Banool, Colac-Otway, Victoria
Schooling: Banool State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Colac Soldier's Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2622, Melbourne, Victoria
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2622, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2622, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 7th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2622C, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Colin Harrison

"2622C Private George Baptiste Didier, 24th Battalion, of Swan Marsh, Vic. A labourer prior to enlistment, Pte Didier embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses on 27th October 1915. After transferring to the 7th Battalion, he was killed in action in France on 29th June 1916, aged 21, and was buried in the Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium." - SOURCE (

From the diary of 2778 Lce/Cpl. Leslie Scouller MM (/explore/people/338589) - Saturday 01 Jul 1916

"Bombardment by our artillery on Friday evening. Enemy answered back with some heavy shells. Saw Signaller McCulloch and he told me poor old George Didier was killed by a shell about Tues 27th June. G. Didier killed near Messines. Leigh McDonald of Inverleigh also wounded by same shell."