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Samuel Bridson


14th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: G. Blackburn
  • Plaque: 1916

Additional Info

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Born in Ballarat, Grenville and a Farmer by Trade, Samuel Bridson was 25 years and single when enlisted on the 13th of September 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 4151. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 'Demosthenes' on the 29th of December 1915. Admitted to Hospital sick on the 14th of August 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal on the 28th of April 1917; lance Corporal promoted temporary Corporal on the 1st of October 1917 and evacuated wounded on the 26th of September 1917; promoted Corporal and promoted Sergeant on the 10th of October 1917. Admitted Birmingham War Hospital Gunshot wound left foot, Northfield on the 2nd of January 1918 and embarked for England and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Kenilworth Castle' ex England on the 12th of March 1918 for change Gunshot wound left foot. Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 26th of June 1918. War service: Western Front

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour