James Herbert ELDRIDGE

ELDRIDGE, James Herbert

Service Number: 6714
Enlisted: 2 September 1915, Waverley, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Field Ambulance
Born: Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Leichardt Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Hospital attendant
Died: Killed in Action, Mont St Quentin, France, 8 September 1918
Cemetery: Brie British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Plot 1V, Row G, Grave 1 Grave inscription: Greater love hath no man that a man lay down his life for a friend
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Leichhardt War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6714, Waverley, New South Wales
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6714, 8th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6714, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
8 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6714, 8th Field Ambulance, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Only son of James and Priscilla Eldridge of 90 Croydon Avenue, Sydney, NSW

8 June 1916 - charged with disorderly conduct and fined one day's full pay

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