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Richard Aloysius ORPWOOD

Regimental number1970
Place of birthNagambie, Victoria
SchoolNagambie State School No. 1104, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressNagambie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Richard Orpwood, Nagambie, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Volunteer Cadets and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at 47th Casualty Clearing Station, Cruy, France.
FateDied of wounds 2 July 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 27), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
142
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and mary Jane ORPWOOD, Nagambie, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 763 George William ORPWOOD MM, 46th Bn, returned to Australia..
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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