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George Kydd

Second Corporal

12th Field Company Engineers

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Procera
  • Planted By: Miss A. Stevens
  • Plaque: 2962

Additional Info

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John George Cuming Kydd was a married 28 year old bricklayer at the time of his enlistment on the 27th of January 1916. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on the 1st of April 1916.
On the 22nd of April 1917, John was appointed Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Military Medal on the 15th of July 1917.
On the 1st of April 1918 John was wounded in action. On the 6th of April he was invalided to the U.K and admitted to hospital on the 8th of April with a gunshot wound to his chest.
He was promoted to Second Corporal on the 31st of March 1918.
John returned to Australia on the 11th of October 1918 and was discahrged as medically unfit on the 13th of November 1918.

Tree No. 2962

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour