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Richard Lenard HOLBERTON

Regimental number2628
Place of birthSandwell, Port Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Pauls, Port Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressLargs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Anna Holberton, White Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceNaval Cadet
Enlistment date7 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Enlisted 7th June, 1916. Left South Australia in the Sheamer (Shropshire (A9) March, 25th, 1916 for Egypt. Left Egypt about 10th June, 1916 for France." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 12 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lenard spelt Leonard
Place of death or woundingVaux
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialVaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Eliza HOLBERTON, Whyte Street, Peterhead, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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