Norman Robert RICHARDSON

Regimental number2247
Place of birthNewlyn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYouanmite, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height6' 1.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Grace Elizabeth Mary Richardson, Dolphin Street, Numurkah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gaette, No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Date of death5 September 1919
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date24 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 24 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDSON Norman Robert