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Harry Sampson RICHARDS

Regimental number28294
Place of birthPirie Street, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School, South Australia
Other trainingMuirden College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address9 Magill Road, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, S Richards, 9 Magill Road, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry; Served in the Citizen Military Force.
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 21
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 1 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 4), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sampson and Charlotte Mary RICHARDS, 9 Magill Road, St. Peters, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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