Private George Edward Ridgway

Service number 2626
Birth Date 1899-10
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Carlton
Death Date 1917-05-29
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private George Edward Ridgway (2626, 38th Battalion) was born in Carlton, Victoria, about October 1899. He was working as a grocer's assistant when he enlisted in September 1916. George was killed in action on the front line near Messines on 29 May 1917. He is buried in the Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Belgium. George's mother later wrote that he was 17 years 7 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 1899-10
Date of enlistment 26 September 1916
Date of embarkation 09 November 1916
Date of death 29 May 1917
Date of fate 29 May 1917