|Place of birth||Gillingham, England|
|True Name||RICHARDS, William John|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Samuel Anderson,Gillingham, Kent, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, F Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||13th Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of burial||Trois Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row U, Grave No 26), Steenwerck, Nord, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Father: S. Richards, James Street, Gillingham, Kent, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 8 November 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 3 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty 3 May 1916, of (1) being absent from parade, 0600-0800 & 0930-1130, 26 April 1916; (2) being absent without leave from 0530, 28 April, to 1800, 2 May 1916: deprived of Lance rank, and forfeited a total of 5 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Found guilty, 11 May 1917, of being absent from all parades from 0600, 8 May, to 0600, 10 May 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited a total of 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Found guilty, 3 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 0500, 24 May, till Tattoo, 2 June 1916: awarded forfeiture of 9 days' pay; total forfeiture: 19 days' pay.
Found guilty, on board HMT 'Franconia', 12 June 1916, of being absent from 9.30 am parade: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 15 July 1916, of being absent from 6.30 am, 11 July, till 8.15 pm, 12 July 1916: awarded 96 hours' detention, and forfeited a total of 6 days' pay.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 August 1916; discharged, 13 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 182 days.
Found guilty, , 30 april 1917, of (1) being absent from 9 am parade, 25 April 1917; (2) being absent from 9 am parade, 26 April 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.
Proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; rejoined 13th Bn, in the field, 6 May 1917.
Found guilty, 27 May 1917, of being in town of Merville without a pass: forfeited 7 days' pay.
By sworn declaration, 30 May 1917, assumed true name of William John RICHARDS.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 9 July 1917 (gun shot wounds, both arms, shoulder, thigh and foot).
Died of wounds, 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 9 July 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal