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Richard Linsday GADD

Regimental number29945
Place of birthWaukaringa, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressRed Hill, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Gadd, Reynella, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteer Senior Cadets for 1 year; discharged on leaving the district.
Enlistment date24 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 120
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Eldest son, very successful at College. Loving and affectionate disposition, most popular, over 300 letters & cards of condolence received by parents. Greatly missed but thankful and proud he died a Hero's death.' (details from father)
FateDied of wounds 24 April 1918
Place of death or wounding26.11
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Radiel GADD, Reynella, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 Jnuary 1917.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 20 January 1917, and taken on strength of 56th Battery.

Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917.

Mustered as Driver, 1 March 1917.

On leave to England, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 14 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (shell wound, multiple).

Died of wounds, Advanced Dressing Station, 24 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GADD Richard Linsday

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