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Regimental number427
Place of birthPort Lincoln, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank officer
AddressLaura, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Campbell Richardson, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1916
Place of enlistmentMount Gambier, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDischarged 11 September 1918
Discharge date11 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 8441 Bombardier Phillip Stuart RICHARDSON, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919; 2011 Sergeant Eric Aldworth RICHARDSON, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Discharged in the United Kingdom in consequence of being on selection for a Cadetship in the Cadet College, Quetta (Indian Army), 11 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War I: Service No SX27202.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDSON John Hartley

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