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Douglas George RICHARDS

Regimental number1750
Place of birthPlaistow, England
SchoolHilda Road Board School, West Ham, London, England
Other trainingPacker
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Richards, 78 Northern Road, Plaistow, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of disease 23 June 1917
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialWareham Cemetery (Plot B, Row D, Grave No. 16), Dorset
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Louisa RICHARDS, 38 Northern Road, Plaistow, London, England

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