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Richard Michael Brian BLACK

Regimental number2235
Date of birth1890-1891
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address211 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Black, 211 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2078 Sapper Neil Charles BLACK, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other detailsBrother: Neil Charles Einar Black also served in the 1st AIF
Date of death31 January 1967

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