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Richard Valance ANDREWARTHA

Regimental number5328
Date of birth--/03/1888
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLaw clerk
Address1 Crown Street, Flemington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Andrewartha, 1 Crown Street, Flemington, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 28 October 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 13 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Kensington Methodist (now Uniting) Church Roll of Honour ('A Loving tribute to the Memory of Our Brave Men'), McCracken Street, Kensington, Victoria.
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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