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Regimental number1734
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolToowong State School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressElizabeth Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr Albert Alfred Richards, Elizabeth Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Commonwealth Military Forces (compulsory training scheme).
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row A, Grave No. 16), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Alice RICHARDS, Elizabeth Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2

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