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Richard Henry DRAKE

Regimental number357
Place of birthBothwell, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAnglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A Drake, 70 Lord Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No, 75), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Arthur and Mary Eveline DRAKE, Riverton, Derwent Valley, Tasmania

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