Bride, Benjamin (4376)

Place of Birth: Collingwood, VIC

Age: 28 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 24 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4376            view online service record

Address:
22 Liardet Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Rowland Bride (father)
22 Liardet Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 March 1916
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 21st Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Sunday, 5 November 1916
Place: France


Private, 21 Infantry, killed in action 5 November, 1916, France, aged 29, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: Rowland and Mrs Martha BRIDE (step-mother), born Collingwood. He enlisted shown as a switchboard operator at 22 Liardet Street. His step-mother returned the circular from Liardet Street nominating Neerim North as the district her late son was mainly associated with. The family structure is a little unclear – the only Death Notice sighted has Martha as his step-mother and he as a loving brother of Leo, Mary and Bob.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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