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Richard William PURSER

Regimental number5862
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address49 Yule Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 9.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Margaret Purser, 49 Yule Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date28 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), Sydney, 28 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 August 1947
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PURSER Richard William

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