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Richard Francis JAQUES

Regimental number4119
Place of birthEchuca, Victoria
SchoolDorcas State School, South Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingInternational Corresponding College
OccupationCivil servant Railway Dept
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Jaques, 364 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceHe served in the Military Cadets and held a Commission
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 July 1918

FateKilled in Action 26 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row B, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah JAQUES, 364 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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