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Richard John BIRCH

Regimental number2572
Place of birthMaitland, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address2 Watson Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C. Birch, 2 Watson Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1915
Discharge date13 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Embarked Sydney, 9 August 1915; disembarked Egypt, 10 September 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Luna Park, 22 November 1915; discharged, 12 December 1915.

Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Wandilla', 14 December 1915; disembarked, 14 January 1916; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: cardiac incompetence), 13 December 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 December 1918
Age at death44
Place of burialWaverley Cemetery (Grave No. 5243), New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BIRCH Richard John

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