Andrew RIDDELL

RIDDELL, Andrew

Service Number: 736
Enlisted: 9 December 1914, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 1 August 1880
Home Town: Cambooya, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 11 August 1956, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
Sect. ANZ, Plot. 8, Row 15, Grave No. 23
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, Toowoomba, Queensland
9 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Itria, Brisbane
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
27 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (left knee)
7 Jun 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 736, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Medically discharged

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

Private Andrew Riddell stated on his Attestation Paperwork when he enlisted for the First World War that he had previously served with the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen during the Boer War for a period of one year and six months.

Evidence could not be found to support this claim of previous military service, though his brother 135 Private Charles Henry Riddell, who is stated as his next of kin, did serve with the 4th Queensland Imperial Bushmen during this stated period.

 

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