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William Joseph RICHARDS

Regimental number427
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
Address120 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs H Richards, 387 Coventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row B, Grave No. 26), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Jane RICHARDS

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