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Regimental number2708
Place of birthSouthampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArno Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.10
Height5' 6.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Thomas Curtis, Arno Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date1 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 1 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDS John

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