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Richard Phillip HEINRICH

Regimental number1112
Date of birth25 October 1896
Place of birthWarnertown, South Australia
SchoolLaura Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 11.75"
Weight183 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Amm Clara Heinrich, same address
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date2 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Armentieres, 28 February 1917; invalided to 3rd Canadian General Hospital; recovered and returned to duty.

Wounded, second occasion, Ypres, Belgium, 5 October 1917; invalided to No 4 General Hospital, Le Havre; recovered and returned to duty.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 14 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEINRICH Richard Phillip

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