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  Spirits of Gallipoli - Edric KIDSON KIDSON, Edric Doyle

Spirits of Gallipoli - Edric KIDSON

Spirits of Gallipoli - Edric KIDSON
Unit 12th Battalion, G Company Rank Sergeant
Date of Enlistment 31 August 1914 Service no. 828
Date of Death 25 April 1915 Place of Death Near Battleship Hill
Age 22    
Cemetery Baby 700 Details Special Memorial 3
Epitaph Reached the farthest objective. Till the dawn break and shadows flee.
Next of Kin (Father) KIDSON Charles Barclay Address Parliament House, Perth WA
Parents Charles Barclay and Mary Amelia Kidson Address Parliament House, Perth WA
Date of Birth 28 May 1894 Place of birth WA Perth
General

"Kidson was in the Anzac landing.  A party had to advance seven or eight hundred yards to act as a shield to the main body.  Kidson was with this party and fell during the charge.  Witness saw Kidson kneeling with his head on the ground.  He lay very quiet.  The party had to retire after an hour or so.  Many bodies were lying on the ground retired over.  Machine guns played across these bodies.  Kidson must have been dead when witness saw him, and his body would be riddled with machine gun bullets.  Kidson lived in S. Perth.  He had an impediment in his speech.  His father is a parliament official in W. Australia."

AWM Red Cross files, 1DRL/0428, 1510403 (source 7)

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   The Western Mail Newspaper, 25 June 1915, page 28 (source 52)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper, 16 June 1915, page 10 (source 47)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Argus Newspaper, 12 August 1915, page 1 (source 42)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   King's Park Avenue of Honour, Perth WA (source 146)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Perth War Memorial, WA (source 14)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 66 (source 14)
 

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