Badge Number: 8601, Sub Branch: Coonawarra / Penola

KIDMAN, Roy Keith

Service Number: S5347
Enlisted: 25 May 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5 February 1893
Home Town: Naracoorte, Naracoorte and Lucindale, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Pastoralist
Died: Natural causes, Penola, South Australia, 23 January 1980, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Penola (New) Cemetery
Memorials: Naracoorte Light Horse Roll of Honour, Naracoorte and District Town Hall Honour Board WW1
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
29 Mar 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Es Salt Raid
3 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, S5347, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

11 Oct 1941: Enlisted Major, S5347, Mount Gambier, South Australia
11 Oct 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, S5347
12 Oct 1941: Involvement Major, S5347
11 Aug 1942: Discharged Major, S5347, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

His brother 3706 Sergeant Eric Kidman was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery demonstrated on the morning of 9 October, 1917 at the Brick Kiln south of Zonnebeke - see his profile 

Lieutenant Roy Kidman was presented with his Military Cross by General Birdwood (UK) on 6 March 1920