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Richard WESTLEY

Regimental number3957
Date of birth1 November 1889
Place of birthMt Barker, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMount Barker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E T Westley, Mount Barker, South Australia
Previous military serviceWas a member of the Mt Barker Rifle Club.
Enlistment date8 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3957A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 November 1916
Place of burialBernafay New British Cemetery (Row E, Grave 34), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph (b. 1 July 1850; d. 25 August 1933) and Elizabeth Grace (b. 1 July 1864; d. 21 April 1919) WESTLEY
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 718 Driver Benjamin WESTLEY, 12th Machine Gun Company, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918; 4648 Pte John WESTLEY, Australian Base Depot No. 3 Camp, effective abroad (subsequently returned to Australia); 206 Pte David WESTLEY, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 7 November 1915; Cousin (1st): 219 Sergeant Albert WESTLEY, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 17 October 1917.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 50th Bn, from 10th Bn, 2 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 June 1916.

Attached to 13th Machine Gun Company, 29 July 1916; returned to 50th Bn, 21 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 November 1916 (multiple shell wounds); died of wounds at 4th Australian Field Ambulance.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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