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Richard Gillespie FORD

Regimental number5382
Place of birthBowen Downs Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBowen Downs, Aramac, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Mr W Ford, Bowen Downs, Aramac, Queensland
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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