|Place of birth||Burwood, New South Wales|
|Address||Norsham, Nicholson Street, Strathfield, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. E. Rich, Horsham, Nicholson Street, Strathfield, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Rookwood Cemetery (Plot H, Grave No. 1188), Sydney|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: George and Edith RICH. Native of Burwood, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength of 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.
Admitted to Hospital Ship, 4 August 1915 (inflamed knee); disembarked Alexandria, 10 August 1915, and transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, the same day (septic knee); to Australian and New Zealand Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 15 August 1915; discharged to 5th Training Bn, 19 August 1915.
Entrained for duty, 22 August 1915; rejoined 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915.
Found guilty, 13 November 1915, of not complying with an order: awarded 7 days' extra fatigues.
Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
On Command at Divisional Bombing School, 5 June 1916; rejoined unit, 12 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 23 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916 (gunshot wound, left leg); transferred to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1916; to No 27 Ambulance Train, 24 July 1916; to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 24 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 8 August 1916; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 10 August 1916.
Rejoined 2nd Bn, 2 September 1916.
On leave to United Kingdom, 5 October 1916.
Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 29 December 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Dressing Station, 29 December 1916 (shrapnel wound, left shoulder); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, no date stated; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 1 January 1917; to England, 1 March 1917; to No 5 Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 2 March 1917 (compound fracture of shoulder, severe); discharged to furlough, 22 June 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 July 1917.
Found guilty, 11 July 1917, of overstaying leave from 1800 hours, 6 July 1917, until 0600 hours, 9 July 1917: awarded 4 days' confined to barracks and forfeits 4 days' pay by Royal Warrant.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 28 July 1917; disembarked Sydney, 29 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 30 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RICH Herbert Edgar|