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Full Name: Fred William Bridle
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Fred William
Surname: Bridle
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 6/2395
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: Miss Emily Bridle (sister), 48 Third Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 48 Third Avenue, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: 5th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 13 June 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel: Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Destination: Suez, Egypt (24 July - 6 August 1915)
Page on Nominal Roll: 77
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 9 September 1915
Age at Death: 27
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Additional Information: From the spring of 1915, the hospitals and convalescent depots established on the islands of Malta and Gozo dealt with over 135,000 sick and wounded, chiefly from the campaigns in Gallipoli and Salonika, although increased submarine activity in the Mediterranean meant that fewer hospital ships were sent to the island from May 1917.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
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