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William Henry RICKARD

Regimental number1290
Place of birthWalhalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Address374 Park Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Rickard, 4 Warburton Street, East Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Kate RICKARD
Discharge date21 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 21 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 February 1939
Age at death44
Place of burialYallourn Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICKARD William Henry

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