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Cecil Algernon RICHARDS

Regimental number574
Date of birth3 September 1893
Place of birthParkside, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood and Unley Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressRose Terrace, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs N A Richards, Rose Terrace, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date31 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1085 Lance Corporal Francis Percival RICHARDS, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 April 1919 (after being a prisoner of war in Germany, 1917-18).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Enlisted December 1914. Served in Egypt and Gallipoli. Contracted malaria fever, August 1915; invalided to Australia; discharged, 20 January 1916.

Re-enlisted 23 June 1916, 9th Light Horse. Served in Egypt and Palestine. Wounded, Jordan Valley, September 1918; invalided to 69th General Hospital, Egypt; recovered, returned to duty, 25 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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