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

Prideaux, Walter (Depot)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 17 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: Depot            view online service record

114 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Bridget Prideaux (mother)
114 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: DNE

DOD: Monday, 9 August 1915
Place: 120 Dow Street, Port Melbourne


Private, 77 Company, Seymour, died from illness, 19 August, 1915, aged 24, commemorated Coburg General Cemetery.

Mother: Mrs Bridget PRIDEAUX, Sister: Mrs Jessie RIDDIFORD, born Port Melbourne. A 24-year-old driver who enlisted showing his mother at 114 Dow Street, subsequently marked as deceased and next of kin altered to his married sister at 5 Esplanade Place. Prideaux spent four weeks in Seymour camp before he died of asthma at his home 19 August, 1915. Interred Coburg General Cemetery. Another Death Notice, 18 September, 1915 lists the passing of “John Henry PRIDEAUX of 3 Church Street, Port Melbourne, “loved husband of May, loving son of Bridget Prideaux, loved father of Leslie, and loving brother of Jessie”.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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