Alfred William STURTRIDGE

STURTRIDGE, Alfred William

Service Numbers: 2255, Q222892
Enlisted: 17 August 1915, Hughenden, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Emmaville, NSW, 26 November 1887
Home Town: Hughenden, Flinders, Queensland
Schooling: State Schools Emmaville
Occupation: Accounant
Died: Dulacca, Qld., 25 January 1952, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Bed 8, Area 15
Memorials: Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour Book, Emmaville Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Emmaville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2255, 49th Infantry Battalion, Hughenden, Qld.
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2255, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2255, 49th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Boorara embarkation_ship_number: A42 public_note: ''

World War 2 Service

1 Mar 1942: Involvement Private, Q222892, Page missing from Enlistment Register
1 Mar 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q222892, 21st (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
1 Mar 1942: Enlisted
31 Aug 1944: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q222892, 21st (QLD) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
31 Aug 1944: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

ALFRED WILLIAM STURTRIDGE, son of Mr. E. and Mrs. E. L. Sturtridge, of Prairie Downs, Blackall, Queensland, was born at Emmaville, New South Wales, on 26th November, 1887. He was educated at the State School, Emmaville, N.S.W., and joined the Bank's staff on 1st October, 1905, at Emmaville. On 10th November, 1906, he was transferred to Dungog; on 13th November, 1907, to Gunnedah; on 3rd December, 1908, to Maitland; on 1st July, 1909, he was appointed ledger-keeper at Maitland; on 20th July, 1910, he was sent to Boggabri, as assistant; on 22nd December, 1911, to Tamworth, as ledger-keeper; on 14th July, 1913, to Emerald, as assistant; on 3rd March, 1914, to Longreach, as teller; and on 7th June, 1915, to Hughenden, in the same capacity.

Alfred William Sturtridge enlisted on 14th August, 1915, as a private in the A.I.F., and embarked at Brisbane on 16th August, 1916. He arrived in France in December, 1916, where he was in continuous service and received the following promotions: corporal, February, 1917; second-lieutenant, December, 1917; and lieutenant a year later. He returned to Australia on 3rd July, 1919.

Source - Bank of NSW Roll of Honour