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Alfred RICHARDS

Regimental number3419
Date of birth3 August 1885
Place of birthPontypool, Wales
SchoolWales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFettler
AddressCora Lynn, Junction Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs I M Richards, Lindfield Wilson Road, Carlton, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Discharge date24 November 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private William RICHARDS 20th Battalion
Other detailsService at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt and in France (arrived 20 June 1916). Severely wounded at Flerbaix, 19 July 1916. After lying wounded on the battlefield for four days was taken prisoner of war and invalided to Heuboridan Hospital, thence to Douai where his leg was amputated. Repatriated to England 20 January 1918 and returned to Australia.
Date of death1 December 1962
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium

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