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Richard Henry DYER

Regimental number5719
Place of birthWiltshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.8
Height5' 9"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elizabeth Hunt, Kurrumbul, Goondiwindi via Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date3 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen, leg, nose: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; discharged (wounded), Brisbane, 3 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DYER Richard Henry

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