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James Joseph RICKARD

Regimental number3301
Place of birthShepparton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCompositor
AddressGeorge Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A A Rickard, George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date8 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 3 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 8 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 January 1925
Age at death31
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 East, Grave No. 7), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICKARD James Joseph

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