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Oliver Bridges

Name on Board O Bridges
Name on Service
Oliver  Bridges
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Driver
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Mrs A Bridges
Address 21 Wilkins St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 2/06/1915
Service No. 2340
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 16/07/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Demosthenes A64
Unit on Embarkation 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 6/09/1918
Unit on Death 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Place of Wounding/
Rouen, France. Died at 1st Australian General Hospital, France
Cemetery or Memorial St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Additional Information Attended North State School. Oliver Bridges fought in Gallipoli prior to proceeding to France. Sergeant Oliver Bridges married Edith Ann Young of 6 Albert St, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England on 5/2/1917.  They had a baby named Ollie. Brother: William James Bridges (2114), enlisted 16 July 1915, returned to Australia invalided April 1916.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 28 September 1918, p2 Footscray Chronicle, Saturday 21 September 1918, p2
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