|Place of birth||Copeland, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||31 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Painter, 31 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: E.R. and Mary Jane PAINTER|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2965 Pte Sidney PAINTER, 20th Bn, returned to Australia.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 21 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 22 December 1916.
Marched out to unit, 1 February 1917; taken on strength of 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.
Admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance, 18 March 1917; transferred to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 March 1917; to Ambulance Train, 21 March 1917; to No 12 General Ambulance, Rouen, 21 March 1917 (rheumatism); to England, 29 March 1917 (rheumatism and valvular disease of the heart); to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 29 March 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 April 1917; discharged to furlough, Dartford, 21 May 1917, and to report to Depot, Wareham, 5 June 1917.
Marched out of No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 31 July 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1917; discharged Sydney(medically unfit: cardiac disease), 23 November 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||42|
|Place of burial||Eugowra Cemetery, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PAINTER Richard John|