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Richard John DEVINE

Regimental number68886
Date of birth19 November 1898
Place of birthDonnybrook, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Devine, 249 Barkers Road, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Australian Army Medical Corps for Home Service; discharged, 6 May 1918, to re-enlist for Sea Transport Service.
Enlistment date12 August 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 22 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollSea Transport Staff
FateReturned to Australia 26 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date6 January 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 3526 Pte William DEVINE, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked Adelaide, 22 October 1918. Found guilty, at sea, 28 October 1918, of disobedience to orders, to wit - gambling: awarded 168 hours' detention.

Broke ship at Durban, South Africa, at 1 am, 119 November 1918, whilst in quarantine; apprehended by Military Police at 12.10 pm, 19 November 1918, and handed over to general depot for detention; transferred to Civil Gaol, 23 November 1918.

Embarked on HT 'Durham' for return to Australia, 26 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918; discharged, 6 January 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPreviously rejected for enlistment on account of feet and left knee.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEVINE Richard John

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