|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Walgett, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Walgett, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Richards, Fox Street, Walgett, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||No 1 Australian General Hospital|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||Australian Army Ordnance Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2856 Pte David Homfrey RICHARDS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919; Brother-in-law: 2026 Pte Norman BROOKS, 50th Bn, killed in action, 11 June 1917.~|
War service: embarked from Australia, 30 September 1915. Promoted Corporal and taken on strength, AIF Headquarters, Cairo, Egypt, 8 March 1916. Embarked from Alexandria on board 'Arcadia' to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 July 1916. Disembarked Boulogne, France, 26 August 1916. Temporarily attached to 12th Field Ambulance from 1st Anzac Reinforcement Camp, France, 3 September 1916. Detached to 13th Field Ambulance, 12 September 1916. Joined 13th Field Ambulance from Miscellaneous Reinforcements, 13 September 1916. Sick in the field, 19 October 1916; admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 October 1916; rejoined unit for duty, 31 October 1916.
Placed on supernumerary list and detached for water duties with 45th Bn, 11 November 1916; rejoined 12th Field Ambulance, 30 January 1917. Taken off supernumerary strength from 12th Field Ambulance and detached to 4th Pioneer Bn as Australian Army Medical Corps Detail, 5 March 1917. Reduced to the ranks, 31 May 1917; admitted to hospital with tonsillitis, 9 April 1917; rejoined unit, 16 April 1917. Admitted to hospital with pneumonia, 24 January 1918; transferred to Royal Surrey City Hospital, 11 February 1918, and thence to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 25 February 1918. Transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 5 August 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 20 days.
Taken on strength of Australian Army Ordnance Corps, London, 6 November 1918. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 December 1918. Marched in to 1st Training Brigade, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 28 March 1919. Commenced return to Australia on 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Also served in World War II as Warrant Officer II, Headquarters, 1st Australian Corps (VDC), 19 August 1940-11 December 1943.~
|Date of death|
|Age at death||61|
|Place of burial||Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, New South Wales|