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Richard Elliott SPOONER

Regimental number1366
Place of birthOtago New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o R D Harman, Haggley Road, Lower Ricarton, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss Alice Spooner, c/o R D Harman, Haggley Road, Lower Ricarton, New Zealand
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death25 October 1963
Age at death73
Place of burialRed Cliffs Cemetery, Victoria

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