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Evan Selwyn RICHARDS

Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
SchoolWolaroi Grammar School, Orange; All Saint's School, Bathurst; Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingEnrolled as a student in the Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, at the outbreak of the war.
Address'Southmoor', Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Richards, 'Southmoor', Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the University Scouts and the 26th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Force.
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDuring convalescence in England he was attached for instruction to the Grenadier Guards, Chelsea Barracks, London.
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26.3
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 54), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Edith RICHARDS, "Southmoor", Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Watson's Bay, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Julian Walter RICHARDS MC, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 March 1918.

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