Lancelot Martin DELBRIDGE

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DELBRIDGE, Lancelot Martin

Service Number: 531
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Christchurch, New Zealand, 1891
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Engineers Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 23 September 1916
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Grave reference VI N 30
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Helena Vale, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 531, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 531, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
23 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 531, 11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Lancelot Martin DELBRIDGE was born in 1891 in Christchurch, New Zealand

His parents were Joseph Martin DELBRIDGE and Alice Henrietta DESLANDES who married on 24th May, 1881 in the Wesleyan Church, Semaphore, South Australia - His Mother Alice died on 2nd July, 1893 in New Zealand and is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Christchurch, NZ

His father Joseph remarried on 6th November, 1894 in Manhattan, New York to a Annie/Nancy Gough BERRY

Lancelot joined up on 17th August, 1914 and then enlisted on 3rd September, 1914 with the Australian Army - he was with the 11th Battalion, E Company - Unit embarked from Fremantle, WA on board HMAT Ascanius on 2nd November, 1914

He was Killed in Action on 23rd September, 1916 and is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) in Belgium - he is also honoured on the Australian War Memorial and the Heidleberg Roll of Honour.  He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal with clasps & the Victory Medal.

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