Ernest Henry TIDDY MM

TIDDY, Ernest Henry

Service Number: 32099
Enlisted: 8 October 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 20 June 1886
Home Town: Erskineville, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Natural causes, Rockdale, New South Wales, 27 March 1956, aged 69 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 32099, Sydney, New South Wales
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 32099, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 32099, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, RMS Osterley, Sydney
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 32099, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , "The Last Hundred Days"
8 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Amiens, Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty
11 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 32099, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Awarded the Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack in front of VILLERS BRETONNEUX on 8th August 1918. Gunners [29015 H C] COURTNEY and TIDDY ran a line forward in face of heavy shell and machine gun fire and repeatedly patrolled same under heavy shell and machine gun fire in order to maintain communication. During the whole day's operation they acted in a most cool and daring manner, and under exceedingly trying circumstances showed a strong determination to succeed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Son of Nicholas Thomas and Alice Maria Tiddy of 94 Swanson Street, Erskineville, New South Wales

Returned to Australia 16 June 1919

Medals:  Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal