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William Fordyce
Elizabeth Martha Overend

Major Eric George Fordyce
(1881-1953)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah Agnes Curtin

Major Eric George Fordyce

  • Born: 5 Apr 1881
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Agnes Curtin in 1928 in Victoria, Australia
  • Died: 1953, Victoria, Australia at age 72
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bullet  General Notes:

Eric served in WW1 in the AASC MT Coy. He was mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre.

From The AIF Project website https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=101329

Eric George FORDYCE

Date of birth5 April 1881
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMotor car proprietor and agent
AddressMessrs Fordyce and Taylor, 5 Gee Street, Block, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, D Fordyce, c/o T B Lincolne, Penalva, Fermanagh Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name301st (Mechanical Transport), 8th Company, Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Park)
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/98/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Rollacmt Company
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Unit: Australian Corps Troops Motor Transport Company
Promotion date: 30 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


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Eric married Sarah Agnes Curtin, daughter of Timothy James Curtin and Elizabeth Anne Gertrude Wall, in 1928 in Victoria, Australia. (Sarah Agnes Curtin was born in 1901 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died in 1982.)


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