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Donald Thomas RICHARDS

Regimental number1339
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolFosterville State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address27 Little Breen Street, Quarry Hill, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William John Richards, 27 Little Breen Street, Quarry Hill, bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Bendigo, Victoria.
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death17.6
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCite bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 37), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie RICHARDS, 67 Princes Street, Carlton, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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