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Regimental number2637
Place of birthWaratah, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaratah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Richards, Waratah, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Jane RICHARDS
Discharge date6 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked Hobart, 22 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 6 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1925
Age at death39
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDS Charles

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