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Richard Hales DAVIDSON

Regimental number3140
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressGawler South, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.3
Height6' 0.75"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Frances Ann Davidson, Gawler South, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 24th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 5 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to No 1 Welsh Field Ambulance, 21 March 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 25 March 1918; discharged from Rest Camp, 15 July 1918; rejoined unit, Moascar, 27 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 117 days.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 4 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1974
Age at death84
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAVIDSON Richard Hales

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