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Arthur Thomas RICHARDS

Regimental number3468
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address132 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Richards, 132 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on this Battalion position in front of Reincourt on 15.5.1917 Sergeant Richards showed great courage and determination in a bombing raid against the enemy and driving them from the trench where they had gained a temporary footing. He set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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