Can you please confirm what I think you said. :2fun:
1949 & 1954 Division Phillip - Sub-Division ?
RIDGEWAY John & Isabella Grace, 118 Warners ave, Bondi
Something is very weird and/or very wrong.
Name RIDGWAY, JOHN LEIGH
Service Australian Army
Service Number N383404
Date of Birth 7 Sep 1897
Place of Birth SHEPPARTON, VIC
Date of Enlistment 12 Jun 1942
Locality on Enlistment ROCKVIEW
Place of Enlistment COOLAMON, NSW
Next of Kin RIDGWAY, J
Date of Discharge 1 Oct 1945
Posting at Discharge V D C 17 BN
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No
John Leigh also served in WWI No 57344 and in his service records are letters to and from 118 Warners Ave, Bondi. But the letters are to a Mrs G not J
and RIDGWAY not RIDGEWAY and don't make sense - place of birth, age, name of father, date of marriage, place of enlistment all different/wrong.
Are they both suffering from memory loss? ... Just too many personal details don't agree yet they quote the correct service No. 57344.
The John who married Isabella must have served in WWI as well. I need to find out a lot more about him - if he really is not the one born in Shepparton in 1897.
Or has the Army mixed the discharge papers up? But on discharge both Johns would have known they had the wrong details on their discharge.