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Richard WRIGHT

Regimental number4870
Date of birth13 January 1895
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBolong, Frogmore, Burrowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 2"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Wright, MLA, Parliament House, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (twice previously rejected as being under minimum height)
Enlistment date11 November 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date31 July 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917.

Marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 28 March 1917; to 14th Training Bn, Codford, 5 November 1917; to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board A74 for discharge (defective vision), 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 31 July 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in World War II as N74580, School of Signals, Sydney.

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