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William Allison RICHARDSON

Regimental number3240
Place of birthSwan Reach, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWattle Tree Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Richardson, Swan Reach, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 April 1916
Discharge date22 December 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 14 May 1916 (diabetes mellitus); discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 22 December 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Attison.
Date of death18 February 1917

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