Commemorating ancestors who were involved in World War 1, including -

Private 602, Edward Samuel BRIDGEMENT (Australia),
Rifleman 17/1344, Herbert McWILLIAMS (Ireland) and
Private 7395, Robert P MULHOLLAND (Ireland).

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

11 November 2015 - Remembering ...

Private 7395 Robert P Mulholland KIA 16 May 1915


Rifleman 17/1344 Herbert McWilliams KIA 10 February 1916

                                                   

Private 602 Edward Samuel Bridgement KIA 18 March 1918





Photograph Sources -

(1) PEEBLESSHIRE ROLL OF HONOUR Being Names of Men connected with Tweeddale enrolled in His Majesty's Forces, August 1914-December 1915,  (MCMXVI), Pages: ix, 64-65, 69; PDF, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/stream/peebleshirerollo1916peeb#page/n11/mode/2up Accessed: 29 October 2013).

(2) The Sydney Mail, 19160823 Aug. 23, 1916, Page 6 SGT [sic Pte]. S BRIDGEMENT, Sydney,-Wounded, Google News (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_-VaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HpIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=448,1450712. Accessed: 04 March 2013 ).

Memorial Source -

(1) BALLYMENA 1914-1918 Carved in stone ...but not forgotten 
(http://www.freewebs.com/snake43/virtualmemorialm.htm Accessed: 18 April 2013 ).






© Geoff Mulholland 2013 - 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

9 November, 1915. Sydney, NSW, Australia. Embarked HMAT "Beltana".

100 Year ago today, Private 602, E.S. Bridgement 
embarked HMAT "Beltana" on 9 November 1915 at Sydney, bound for Suez, he would disembark a month later.
Army Form B. 103 Regimental Number 602, Private BRIDGEMENT Edward Samuel

https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R2014309/


First World War Embarkation Rolls: 
Service Number: 602
Rank: Pioneer
Roll title: 30 Infantry Battalion (November 1915)
Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of embarkation: 9 November 1915
Place of embarkation: Sydney
Ship embarked on: HMAT Beltana A72

Pte 602 E.S.Bridgement

Click for an Image of the HMAT Beltana.

© Geoff Mulholland 2013 - 2015

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

6 October, 1915. Farewells to Soldiers

100 years ago ... 
Mum's Uncle Ted was farewelled by family and friends, 
after his departure on board HMAT Beltana a month later,
 he would never see them again ...




FAREWELLS TO SOLDIERS

Private Edward Bridgement, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Sam Bridgement, William Street, was ac-
corded an enthusiastic send-off on Wednesday 
night, the function taking place at Flood's Hall, 
Redfern, when about 80 relatives and friends 
assembled to honor the departing soldier.
Dancing, interspersed with singing, served to
pleasantly pass the time away. During the 
supper, several presentations were made, and 
the health of the guest was enthusiastically 
honored.



Newspaper clipping, undated (aft. 6 Oct, 1915) found in the 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 


Ted's Sendoff was kept up
at Floods Hall
October 6th 1915




Diary entry for 6 Oct, 1915, found in the 'Diary of the War 1914-1915, 1916' by Ada Anna BRIDGEMENT. 


© Geoff Mulholland 2013 - 2015