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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Miner/ Trucker by Trade, Arthur Edmond Bridson 19 years and single when enlisted on the 2nd of November 1914 in the 12th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1106. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 'Themistocles' on the 22nd of December 1914. On the 19th of May 1915 admitted to hospital Gunshot wound thigh, flesh, suffering from ringworm mild and discharged to duty on the 24th of May 1915. On the 8th of June 1915 Gunshot wound thigh severe; shot wound both sides (Blast wound both sides), Gallipoli on the 7th of August 1915, admitted to Deaconess Hospital; admitted to Hospital for shock from bomb on the 16th of August 1915 and invalided to England. Appointed acting Corporal on the 5th of April 1916; promoted Corporal on the 21st of December 1917; acting Sergeant on the 22nd of December 1917; Corporal on the10th of April 1918. On the 24th of September 1918 Embarked for Australia at Taranto on the 24th of September 1918 and was listed as returned to Australia on the 24th of September 1918. Discharged on the 24th of January 1919 ex A.I.F. ex 3rd Military District ex 'Devon' T.O.E. Tree No. 559