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Clifford Russell RICHARDSON

Date of birth23 June 1890
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMerchant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 0.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Richardson, Kilbucho, Dangor Street, Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 27 August 1914

FateDischarged 16 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (memorial gates), The Armidale School, New South Wales.
Medals

Military Cross

'On 25th April, 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for displaying great coolness and courage, and leading a charge against superior numbers under a heavy cross fire, resulting in the flight of the enemy in disorder.'
Source: Australian Military Orders No 547 (1915)

Date of death5 July 1946
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDSON Clifford Russell

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