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Richard John BUTTON

Regimental number1890
Place of birthYahl Paddock, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressYahl, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr Edward Button, Yahl Paddocks, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 28 March 1916 - 50th Bn, 3rd Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 50th Bn, 14 December 1916.
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death28
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Special memorial A. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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