"Then the Gods pitied him and took him to their midst"
Trooper W. J. Cyril Kidman, of the 6th Light Horse, machine gun section, who was killed at the Dardanelles on July 12, enlisted last September. He was the second son of Mrs. E. Kidman, Manly, and grandson of the late Mr. Chas. Kidman, of Coogee, and of Mr. John Geary, of Kiama. He was in his 20th year, and was educated at the Petersham Superior Public School and at Fort-street Public School. Leaving school, he joined the staff of Warden Harry Graves, Limited, remaining with that firm till his death. He was a prominent member of the North Steyne Life-saving Club (Manly), having whilst a member gained the Surf Lifesaving Association's proficiency certificate, bronze medallion the Royal Life-saving Society's proficiency certificate bronze medallion, and silver medal. He was nominated for secretary, but withdrew on being accepted for duty at the front. Landing at Gallipoli in May, he saw two months fighting before he fell.