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Julian Walter RICHARDS

Regimental number2015
Date of birth19 December 1896
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressWentworth Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Richards, 'Southmoor', Wentworth Road, Vaucluse, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 7 October 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 28 January 1916


Unit: INF Bde 1 MG Coy

FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a machine gun group during three days operations. When his communications were cut, and a counter attack was anticipated, he twice went out under heavy fire to visit each gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Evan Selwyn RICHARDS, 20th Bn, killed in action, 5 September 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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