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Richard Patrick HARDING

Regimental number589
Place of birthQueenstown, Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Margaret Byrne, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMackay, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date23 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Ascanius', 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917, and marched into 11th Training Bn, Durrington; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 24 September 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 15 June 1918.

Found guilty at Weymouth, 27 July 1918, of being found in Weymouth at 10.20 pm without a pass, 25 July 1918: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks; marched into No 2 Command Depot from detachment at School of Cookery, Gasport, 7 October 1918 (classified C.1); attached for duty with 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 October 1918; detached from duty with 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 24 February 1919; attached for duty at Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 24 February 1919; detached to Australian Army Medical Corps, 30 October 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarkedSydney, 12 January 1920, for onward travel to 1st Military District. Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Brisbane, 23 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal

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