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Earl RICHARDSON

Regimental number21098
Place of birthSingleton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt George, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinBrother, A Richardson, St George, Queensland
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On the morning of 17 October, 1918, when the enemy were preparing for counter attacks, and his battalion was being heavily shelled, he re-arranged gun crews, and, by his personal gallantry and energy, managed to maintain four guns in action. Again, on the morning of the 18th he, with one gunner, kept his gun in action until the end of the operation. Throughout, he showed great coolness and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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