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Regimental number2726
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolUrquhart Street School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address36 Wells Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinSister, Julia Powell, 36 Wells Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 80), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth MAXWELL. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 57th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 18 March 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, 18 March 1916.

Found guilty, 29 April 1916, of being insolent to a NCO: awarded 5 days' as a Mess Orderly.

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

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Died of wounds, No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916.

Buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend A. Cooper, 21 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAXWELL Richard

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