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Edward Sydney RICHARDS

Regimental number214
Place of birthAshburton, New Zealand
SchoolWarwick House School and Boys' High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Addressc/o J D C Richards, Otipua Road, Timaru, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John D C Richards, Otipua Road, Timaru, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial Row C, No. 39), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; John and Kate RICHARDS, Otipua Road, Timaru, New Zealand. Native of New Zealand
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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