Pridmore Albert

SURNAME Pridmore
NAME Albert
PLACE-BIRTH Normanton QLD
OCCUPATION Butcher
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Townsville
DATE-ENLISTMENT 16-9-1915
NEXT-OF-KIN (mother) Mrs C M Pridmore, PO Townsville
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Shire Honour Board (see returning soldiers Mossman, The Northern Herald, Thursday 16 May)
REGIMENT-1 49th Battalion
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 25-04-18
OTHER-INFO Embarked 30-12-15; Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Died 21-05-55
STORY-OUTLINE Although, Albert Pridmore was born in Normanton and enlisted at Townsville, an A Pridmore is listed on the Douglas Shire Honour Board and is included in a list of soldoers returning to Mossman (Northern Herald, 16 May 1918). We believe this is he. Albert Pridmore was a Private with the 49th Battalion on the Western Front but contracted severe rheumatic fever and was hospitalised in France and England. Private Pridmore returned to Australia in March 1918 and was discharged 25 April 1918. A notation on his records indicates that he died in 1955.
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