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Lindsay Gordon Millwood RICHARDS

Regimental number2138
Place of birthSt George, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressMitchell, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susannah Readon, Tongy Station via Mitchell, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

'I am told he was one of the bravest of boys in battle and many a man owed their lives to him for carrying them off the field out of danger often under heavy shell fire. They felt sure had he gone through the Somme battles he would have had a decoration.' (details from mother)

FateDied of wounds 1 April 1918
Date of death1 April 1918
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialGazaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Charles Martin and Susannah Richards of Watson Street, Charleville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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