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Victor J. Todd

Private

5th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: A. Caldcott
  • Plaque: 1709

Additional Info

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Biography

Victor John Todd was born in Ballarat East and was a Painter by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement on 20 July 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916. While serving with the 58th Battalion he was wounded in action during the ill-fated charge at Fromelles in France on July 19th, 1916. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transferred to hospital in England. He developed pleurisy and pneumonia and was eventually discharged from the AIF in February 1918.

He died in June 1921 at the age of 24.

His brother Lance Sergeant Albert Henry Todd, 58th Battalion also served (Tree No. 3942)
Tree number 1709

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour