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Albert Joseph RICHARDS

Regimental number566
Place of birthElaine, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressKardella, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E A Richards, Korumburra PO, Korumburra, South Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 6 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVignacourt, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS, Ruby Street, Gippsland, Victoria. Native of Elaine, Victoria

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