CLARIDGE, Albert Edwin
(Service number 29983)

Aliases Enlisted as Albert CLARIDGE
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 25 July 1884 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Karamea
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Charles CLARIDGE (father), Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
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Last Unit Served With

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 June 1940 Age 55 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 4B RSA, Plot 17
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Edwin Claridge was born on 25 July 1884 at Temuka, the third son of Charles and Amelia (née Hanks) Claridge, who emigrated to New Zealand immediately after their marriage in England. Albert was educated at Temuka School. Casualty List No. 702, issued in late October 1917, named several South Canterbury men who had been wounded, among them Albert Claridge, of Temuka. He had been wounded in the back and admitted to hospital on 13 October. This was the second time Albert was wounded

Albert married Myrtle Crocker in 1924. He died on 18 June 1940 at Christchurch, aged 55 years, and was buried in Bromley cemetery. His brother, Frederick Gordon Stanley Claridge, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 June 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 June 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [19 June 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [21 June 2020]; Timaru Herald, 29 & 30 October 1917 (Papers Past) [10 January 2016]

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