William John BIDDLE

William John Biddle Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Pratten
Resided
Warwick
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
02-August-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
25
Status
Single
Service No
1877
Rank
Private
Unit
5th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcements
Embarked
03-January-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Shoeing Smith
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Accidently killed
Date
18 January 1917
Place
Bottom Wood, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba’s Mothers’ Memorial and Warwick War Memorial.

Brother of 308 Private Donald Peter Biddle (accidently killed in Brisbane).

 

William Biddle arrived in France from Egypt in June 1916 with the 5th Light Horse Field Artillery. In January 1917 while his unit was occupying trenches near Bottom Wood, he was accidently killed when his dugout collapsed on top of him. A few days later he was buried nearby but after the war his grave could not be found.

 

 

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