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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Eldridge, George (1540)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 20 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 26 November 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1540 view online service record

69 Madeline Street
Carlton, VIC

Next of Kin:
Fanny Matilda Eldridge (mother)
69 Madeline Street
Carlton, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 19 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Runic A54
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 3rd Reinforcements

DOW: Wednesday, 18 August 1915
Place: At sea, on board Acquitania

Until 1925, the northern part of Swanston Street in Carlton was called Madeline Street.

1925 ‘GENERAL NEWS,’, The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), 3 March, p. 10. , viewed 08 Oct 2019,

Private, 14 Infantry, died of wounds 18 August, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 21, commemorated Lone Pine Memorial

1540A (Parents :Alfred and Mrs Matilda Fanny ELDRIDGE, born Port Melbourne, educated City Road, South Melbourne SS, born 464 Bay Street. He enlisted as a 20 year-old labourer from Carlton, mother shown in Madeline Street, now the extension of Swanston Street north of Grattan Street.  Port Melbourne shown as place of association. Circular returned by his mother, then Mrs HANLEY, 39 Roy Street, South Melbourne)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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