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Regimental number5099
Place of birthMerino, Victoria
SchoolMerino State School, Victoria; Henty State School No 2020, Victoria
Other trainingCorrespondence School tuition
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHenty, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, G J Richards, Merino Downs, Henty, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMerino, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 December 1918
Place of death or woundingBellicourt, France
Age at death20.3
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBristol (Holy Souls) Roman Catholic Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. I), Gloucestershire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Henty State School No 2020 Honour Roll, Victoria. Parents: George and Elizabeth RICHARDS, Merino Downs, Henty, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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