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Richard HOLDEN

Regimental number53460
Date of birth1 December 1891
Place of birthCo Kilkenny, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressStanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Holden, Ballylemkin, Mullinavet, Co Kilkenny, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1918
Place of enlistmentKempsey, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 8 May 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 May 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 10 July 1918; marched in to 4th Training Bn, 11 July 1918, and allotted to 55th Bn, 29 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1918; taken on strength, 55th Bn, 21 October 1918.

Appointed Driver, 24 January 1919. To Horse draft conducting course, 19 March 1919; rejoined Bn, 25 March 1919.

Reverted to Private on marching out for return to Australia, 15 May 1919. Marched out to England, 22 May 1919; marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 23 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 8 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 19 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 October 1957
Place of burialWest Kempsey Cemetery

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