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Dick Bruce Richardson

Regimental number1000
Place of birthProspect South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationBrickmaker
AddressPort Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Richardson, Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date4 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'4th/5th October, 1917-Operations East of YPRES. Prior to this operation Private RICHARDSON laid the lines to 42nd Battalion and Brigade Headquarters under heavy shell fire. When the Commanding Officer took up his position, he found communication established though the lines had been constantly cut by intense enemy shell fire. Private RICHARDSON went alone time after time and kept the lines intact. During the operation he was stationed at the Battalion forward Station and was instrumental in establishing communication to Companies and maintaining it under very heavy hostile shelling. He then accompanied his Officer in reconnaissance to all Companies and to the Forward Signal Station of the Brigade on the left. The success of the Battalion Signal communication was largely owing to his courage and devotion to duty.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 March 1956
Age at death61
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 9, Grave No. 64), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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