Richard Harwood KERSLAKE

Regimental number3606
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDevonport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, J Kerslake, 47 Collins Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 9 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen Hannah KERSLAKE, 6 Edgley Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES 6th/12th August, 1916. These men [FRAMPTON, 3606 Richard Harwood KERSLAKE, 1428 William Henry McHUGO, 2127 James DEMPSEY] are recommended for admirable pluck and coolness under heavy H.E. artillery barrage, attending to and evacuating wounded. It is not possible to distinguish between the work of these men, though list as shown attempts to show value of services. The Medical Officer when speaking of the work of these men quotes them as being "a Godsend".'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917