|Place of birth||Newry, Co Down, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Roseville, Newstead, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Anne Jones, Roseville, Newstead, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||35th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/52/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||53rd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; found guilty at sea, 25 May 1916, of drunkenness: fined 10/-; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 25-26 July 1916: awarded 14 days confined to barracks; forfeited 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 1 August 1916, of being drunk in lines in 3A Camp and wilfully damaging property by breaking two panels in door of Detention Room: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 and to pay 6/- for damage done.
Proceeded overseas to France, 30 September 1916; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, 13 October 1916.
Wounded in action, 31 January 1917, and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound, left leg, right foot); transferred to 1st South Midland Division Casualty Clearing Station, 1 February 1917; by 15th Ambulance Train, 2 February, to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 3 February 1917; to England, 24 February 1917, and admitted to Woking Military Hospital, 26 February 1917 (gun shot wounds, severe); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 10 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 20 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 September 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; discharged, 18 March 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals notation on file marked 'Returned unclaimed', 13 May 1924.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COLGAN Richard Henry|