Frederick Charles Lionel BRIDGELAND

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BRIDGELAND, Frederick Charles Lionel

Service Numbers: 1270, 73
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Broadmeadows
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Orroroo, South Australia, 15 March 1882
Home Town: Casterton, Glenelg, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Traveller
Died: Killed in action, Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row I, Grave 11 Rev. G. Robertson officiated Headstone inscription reads reads: Duty nobly done
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Casterton War Memorial, St Kilda Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 1270, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 73, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Broadmeadows
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 73, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 73, 4th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
6 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 73, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

Boer War Service

Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN 1270, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Birth name Charles Frederick Lionel Bridgland Book/Page 281/25

Son of George Alfred Bridgeland and Fanny Elizabeth (nee Hancey) Bridgeland; brother of Fanny Alevenah Louise Bridgeland, William Albert Bridgeland and Victoria May Bridgeland

Husband of Edith Bridgeland of Casterton, Victoria, later of 34 Thomas Street, Windsor, Victoria. Father of Victoria Grace Bridgeland later known as Victoria Grace Olle

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Boer War with the 5th Victorian Contingent, Service number 1270 and held the rank of Private. He was invalided back to Australia disembarking on the 29 January 1902

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