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James Cuthbert RICHARDS

Regimental number1935
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHotel porter
AddressPort Pirie Hotel, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Jacob Richards, Burra, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia --/05/1916
Discharge date23 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength of 16th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 17 June 1915.

Admitted to No 16 Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli Peninsula, no date stated (shrapnel wound scalp); transferred to Mudros, 27 August 1915; proceeded to England, 30 August 1915; to King George Hospital, Stamford St, London, 16 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; disembarked, 20 June 1916; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: gunshot wound head and enteric fever), 23 August 1916.

Total war service: 1 year 212 days (of which 1 year 62 days was abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 June 1938
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Path 1B, Grave No. 4 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDS James Cuthbert

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