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Ernest William RICHARDS

Regimental number2890
Place of birthPaisly Street, Devonport, England
SchoolFord Council School, Devonport, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMaylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Charles Richards, 23 Hornby Street, Stoke Devonport, Devon, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularParents: Charles Daniel and Jane Maria RICHARDS, 23 Hornsby Street, Stoke, Devonport, England; sister: Mrs A. Wortlehock, 74 Tenth Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row E, Grave No. 21), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Jane RICHARDS, 23 Hornby Street, Stoke, Devonport, England

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