Horace Trudgill

Name     Horace Trudgill

Number    Private

Battalion      37th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Norfolk England

Next of Kin   Mr. Denis Trudgill Long Row Tibenham, Long Startton (or Swetshall) Norfolk.

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 17/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years and 2 month,

5’ 8 ½ ”, 118 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation   milkman or dairyman

Date and place of death

He was wounded in action on 4/10/1917 at Popperinge and died at the Third Australian Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery 8 miles west of Ypres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived and worked in the Shire and enlisted in Leongatha 

Military History

  • 17/5/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 25/9/16 He embarked from Port Melbourne on the HMAT Shropshire
  • 11/11/16 He disembarked at Plymouth
  • 20/12 /16 He went to France from Folkstone on the Princess Victoria
  • 21/12/16 He was at Etaples
  • 2/1/17 He was in a segregation camp
  • 15/3/17 He marched out to the front
  • 4/10/17 He was wounded in action and died of wounds at the Third Australian Casualty Clearing Station
  • 7/10/17 He was buried in Nine Elms British cemetery 8 miles west of Ypres
  • In his Will his property was to be divided equally amongst his sisters Mary, Louise and Nelly. This will was made in Melbourne
  • He worked for Mr. W B Drowley c/o Leongatha P O

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