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Kenneth Hughes RICHARDS

Regimental number2245
Place of birthKent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolMitcham Public School, South Australia
Other trainingMuirden Training College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAngas Road, Cottonville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Richards, Angas Road, Cottonville, South Australia
Previous military service75th Infantry; Served in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date25 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave 11), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Oliver and Susan RICHARDS, Angas Road, Cottonville, South Australia. Native of Kent Town, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2 CQMS Gilbert Harper RICHARDS, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 24 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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