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Richard Patrick TRESTON

Regimental number5784
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) College
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address570 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinSon, Mrs. A. Maloy, Wanngannilla, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of disease 5 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 36), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Mary TRESTON. Native of Dunedin, New Zealand

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