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Richard TOMPKINS

Regimental number2460
Place of birthCanowie, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height6' 2.25"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Emily Collins, Yarcowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date19 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 27 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis, chest), Adelaide, 19 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOMPKINS Richard

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