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John Ethelbert Ridal

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John Ethelbert Ridal

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 1:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ridal
I have found the details below about a relative of mine who joined the Australian Army in WW1. Could anyone help me find out when and where he arrived in Australia, whether he had a family and if he returned to England?

John Ethelbert RIDAL
Regimental number 6113
Religion Congregational
Occupation Civil servant
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 28
Next of kin Father, Mr G Ridal, 1 Cobden Place, Crooks, Sheffield, England
Enlistment date 18 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 11 April 1916
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 7th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 27 August 1917

Thank you,
Maggie

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