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Army Number: NX69869Image not available
Surname: BIDDLE
First Names: Eric William
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Elizabeth BIDDLE (Mother); Mrs. N. TAYLOR (Sister)
Date of Birth: 3/6/1905
Place of Birth: Birmingham, UK
Date of Enlistment: 12/3/1941
Locality on Enlistment: Castle Hill, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 5/2/1942
Taken on strength at: Causeway
Taken on strength from: 5th Reinforcements, 2/30 Bn., GBD, Malaya
Company: B
Ship to Singapore: Aquitania (MS2)
Embarkation Date: 10/1/1942
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties: A Force (Ramsay Force)
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 22/9/1944
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 26.C.2
Information: 5th Reinforcements 2/30 Bn; ex "A" Force; sent from Thailand to Singapore after Railway completed; was to be sent to Japan but died of illness Doi (Dysentry) 1120hrs on 22/9/1944; buried at Chihoa Cemetery, Saigon POW's Plot, Grave No. 24; reburied Saigon British War Cemetery, French Indo China, Grave 1.B.2 on 1/4/1946; exhumed and reburied in Kranji War Cemetery, Grave 26.C.2; DVA Nominal Roll shows date of birth as 3/6/1923; Grave Registration sheet shows date of birth as 3/6/1905.
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