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Alfred Edgar RICHARDS

Regimental number8100
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolBurwood State School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClothier
Addressc/o Mrs R A Perrie, Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, M Richards, c/o Mrs R A Perrie, Trevallyn, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 March 1917
Place of death or woundingVaux, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Edwin and Mary RICHARDS
Medals

Military Medal

'Action at MOUQUET FARM. On 3rd September, 1916, he attended wounded under very heavy fire and in the open. He displayed admirable courage, never for a moment considering himself or his own personal safety. Again on the 4th September, 1916, it was necessary for the A.M.C. to work in the open where wounded men were passing. Men were continually hit where Private RICHARDS was working but he never for a moment desisted from his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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