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Henry Norman RICHARDS

Regimental number513
Date of birth--/05/1894
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressSheriff Street, Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJames Richards, Sheriff Street, Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF60
Promotion date: 9 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF59
Promotion date: 2 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Harry Norman Richards on NR
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When his offic ers became casualties he took command, and displayed great coolness and bravery under very heavy fire. He also did fine work carrying in wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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