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Richard Charles BADMINGTON

Regimental number3486
Place of birthManly, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Manly, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address66 Berksley Road, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A. Badmington, 66 Berksley Road, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm Depot, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 14 October 1918
Place of death or woundingGermany (d. while POW)
Date of death14 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery(XV. A. 54), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie Elizabeth Badmington, 22 Whistler Street, Manly, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 30 November 1915.

Marched out of 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916, and taken on strength of 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, the same day.

To be a Pioneer, 20 March 1916.

Transferred to 'B' Company, 53rd Bn, 11 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Posted as 'Missing in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Now, 12 August 1916, reported as Prisoner of War, 20 July 1916, and interned at Dulwen, Germany.

Died, Municipal Hospital, Essen, 14 October 1918 (pleurisy and pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BADMINGTON Richard Charles

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