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Reginald George RICHARDS

Regimental number3703
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionSalvation Army
AddressOrange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ethel Brooking, Bloomfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Medal

'At PERONNE during operations on the 1st/2nd September 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Perceiving that a footbridge across the moat was commanded by a Machine Gun he rushed across 50 yards of fire swept ground with his Lewis gun, engaged the enemy and compelled him to withdraw.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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