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Hedley Richard Horace Ranald MALLARD

Regimental number6781
Date of birthStated as 23 January 1889; true date 1899.
Place of birthWest Wyalong, New South Wales
SchoolPeakhurst Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinists assistant
AddressHidaway, Station Street, Mortdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, B W Mallard, Hidaway, Station Street, Mortdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 28151 Gunner Basil Guy Mortimer Evans MALLARD, Field Artillery Brigade 11, Reinforcement 7, returned to Australia 1 April 1919; 2204 Private Walter Lancelot Oscar Maitland MALLARD, 13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, returned to Australia 8 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal. Returned to Australia per H.M.S. 'Boorara'. Also served in the 1939-45 War, N102592, Sgt. H.R. Mallard, NSW Eschelon and Records, 28 January 1941 to 7 March 1946.
Date of death27 November 1964
Age at death65
Place of burialCremated at Woronora Crematorium; ashes scattered in Oatley Park as requested. He was an Alderman and Mayor of Hurstville Council for many years and loved the Park.

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