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Richard William James ANDREWS

Regimental number2554
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Andrews, Clarinda Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 42nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 24 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 11 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 22 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ANDREWS Richard William James

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