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Richard BIGWOOD

Regimental number19940
Date of birth24 October 1896
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolGilles Street and Flinders Street Public Schools, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressKent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bigwood, 10 Angas Street, Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date15 November 1918
Other details

War service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Ypres, 4 April 1918; invalided to Bath, England. arrived back in Australia, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 October 1967

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