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Richard HOLMYARD

Regimental number1820
Place of birthElizabeth Town, Tasmania
SchoolElizabeth Town State School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongford, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Holmyard, Longford, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1820A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row D, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Maria HOLMYARD, Elizabeth Town, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: George Holmyard, died in Egypt. Cousin: George French,killed in France Brother in law: H Jago,killed in France.

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