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Ernest D. Pridgeon


23rd Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Quercus Palustris
  • Planted By: Miss L. McTaggart
  • Plaque: 3641

Additional Info

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Ernest Dingle Pridgeon was born in Ballarat and was a School teacher in Mansfield when he enlisted in the 23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 2 August 1915 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915. While with the 23rd Battalion he was wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the right leg and face on 28 July 1916 and was quickly evacuated aboard the HS Brighton to England. On 17 November 1916 he had recovered enough to be granted furlough until he was permanently attached to Depot on 9 January 1917. He would return to hospital in March 1918 for an abscess of the neck before returning home to Australia on 28 September 1919.
Tree No. 3641

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour