Andrew Tresidder

First Name: 
Andrew
Last Name: 
Tresidder
Mother's Name: 
Annie Phoebe Tresidder (nee Busby)
Father's Name: 
Thomas Andrew Tresidder
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, November 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, July 26, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Wounded in action
Details: 

Andrew Tresidder (Service No 5237)  was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1895 and attended Woonona Public School as a child.

He enlisted at the age of 20 when he was singlge and working as a millhand. At this time he was also serving in the Citizen's Militia (CMF).   Andrew was one of the Waratah enlistments.

He embarked from, Sydney on board SS Makarini on 1st April 1916 with the 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement, and arrived in Egypt on 2nd May 1916.  A week later he left for France, where he joined the 1st Battalion in the field on 25th June 1916.

Andrew was taking part in the battle of the Somme when he was wounded in action sometime between the 22nd and 25th July, sustaining a gun shot wound to his foot.  He was taken from No 3 Casualty Clearing station to No 10 General Hospital at Rouen where he was operated on and his foot amputated.

As a result of his injuries Andrew died at the hospital on 26th July 1916.  He is buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France - Plot A, Row 37 Grave 10.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TRESIDDER ANDREW

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