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Regimental number2140
Place of birthChudleigh Tasmania
OccupationCheese maker
AddressKing Island, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinBrother, John Richards, Wilmot, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 23 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Family/military connectionsNephew: 1964A Sergeant Alfred Henry RICHARDS, 40th Bn, died of wounds, 18 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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