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Richard Vivers LINTON

Date of birth28 May 1891
Place of birthBrighton, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressDalton, New &Normanby Streets, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith S Linton, Dalton, New & Normanby Streets, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 April 1919
Discharge date22 July 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: Colonel Richard LINTON, 5th Brigade Staff, died at sea (ship torpedoed), 2 September 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Appointed Lieutenant, 26 August 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Division Headquarters, Anzac, 7 September 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 24 September 1915 (enteric), and transferred same day to Hospital Ship 'Glenart Castle' (diarrhoea); to Egypt, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 4 October 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 8 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Promoted Captain, 14 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot as Instructor, 28 September 1916; rejoined Bn on Active Service, 12 December 1916.

Detached to 5th Division Infantry School as Instructor, 20 January 1917; seconded for duty with 1st Anzac Corps School, 8 May 1917.

Proceeded to England, 29 September 1917, to attend Senior Officers' Course, Aldershot, 13 October-10 November 1917; struck off strength of Senior Officers' Course, 18 November 1917.

Final Commandant's report, 6 November 1917: 'A very good type of the keen energetic Officer. Has done very good work throughout the Course, and the knowledge he has gained should be of great benefit to him as an Instructor.'

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 November 1917.

Seconded for duty as Instructor to 2nd Army School, 30 November 1917.

Rejoined 57th Bn, in the field, 1 October 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps School for duty, 11 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 23 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 December 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 10 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 24 January 1919; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, 31 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Trasos Montes', 7 April 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 22 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1973
Age at death82
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, LINTON Richard Vivers

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