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Richard Henry BACKOUS

Regimental number5302
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGlass worker
Address1 Redfern Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Backous, 1 Redfern Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF21REIN14
FateReturned to Australia 2 May 1918
Date of death27 January 1951
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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