|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Nottingham, England|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E Richards, Church Drive, Carrington, Notts, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the 2nd Bn, Robin Hood Rifles, British Army; resigned.|
|Place of enlistment||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, England
Joined 6th Bn at Gallipoli, 27 May 1915.
Admitted to Sweeper 'Clacton' for conveyance to Mudros, 12 July 1915 (no details of illness recorded); admitted to No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 12 July 1915. Transferred to Base, Mudros, 14 July 1915. Transferred to Malta; disembarked from HS 'Gloucester Castle', 20 July 1915 (nervous debility), and admitted to Cottonera Hospital. Transferred to All Saints Hospital, Malta, 11 August 1915.
Transferred to England on board HT 'Ascania', 28 August 1915; admitted to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, London, 11 September 1915.
Found guilty, 22 November 1915, of being absent without leave, 15-22 November 1915: forfeited 8 days pay; total forfeited: 16 days pay.
Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board 'HMAT Star of Victoria', 19 January 1916 (shell shock and neurasthenia); discharged, 2 October 1916 (permanently unfit).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||64|
|Place of burial||Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RICHARDS Thomas|