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Richard HOUGHTON

Regimental number2340
Place of birthBrandon Collery, County of Durham, England
Place of birthBrandon Colliery, Durham, England
SchoolLangley Moor Board School, Durham, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressWollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A. Houghton, Gray Street, Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Came to Australia 1813. Joined AIF August, 1915. Went to France from Egypt, was wounded, died in Devon Hospital, Sandgate. Was taken 300 miles to North of England for burial near his native place."
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHetton-Le-Hole Cemetery (Grave No. 222), Durham, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Mary HOUGHTON, Gray Street, Keiraville, Wollongong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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