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Richard ASHLEY

Regimental number2857
Place of birthBarellan, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBushmans Home, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.75"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Hanna Packer, 10 Stanley Road, Fulham, England
Enlistment date7 June 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateDischarged in London 16 December 1919
Discharge date16 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 March 1917; taken on strength, 53rd Bn, in the field, 5 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 14 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left buttock; perforation of right eardrum); admitted to 1st London General Hospital, 21 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 24 May 1917, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 8 June 1917.

Married Mary Amelia BURTON, spinster, aged 28, The Register Office, Fulham, London, 2 June 1917.

Promoted E[xtra]R[egimental] Corporal, 1 July 1917.

Discharged in London (medically unfit), 16 December 1919.

War service: 3 years 193 days (of which 3 years 53 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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