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Eric Walter RICHARDS

Date of birth16 July 1877
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemist
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs E W Richards, 'Mazephir', 181 James Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service38th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column Section 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Promotions

Major


Unit: Army Field artillery
Promotion date: 8 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Other details

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

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