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Walter C RICHARDSON

Regimental number31
Date of birth30 July 1877
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Richardson, 8 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNow belong to N.T.M. Expedition Force, joined for six months + now is attached for duration of war from month after.
Enlistment date11 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRabaul, New Britain
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 19 August 1914
FateReturned to Australia
Discharge date30 November 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Melusia', 20 September 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 30 November 1919.

Son of Henry and Phoebe Richardson. Married Emma Mary Giles on 19 June 1914.

Post World War I employment was with the New South Wales Railways as a Machine Moulder and Boiler Maker.

Also served in the Boer War.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 August 1934
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDSON Walter C

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