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Richard Albert WELSH

Regimental number2003
Date of birth30 June 1893
Place of birthCooktown, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCooktown, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Welsh, Cooktown, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2033
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 October 1918
Discharge date9 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (wounded), Brisbane, 9 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died in Cooktown, Queensland, of war injuries. Son of Cherry Adelaide St Clare and John Joseph Welsh
Date of death23 June 1933
Age at death39
Place of burialCooktown Cemetery, Queensland, 24 June 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, WELSH Richard Albert

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