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Clifford Henry RICHARDS

Regimental number223
Date of birth14 December 1894
Place of birthEastwood, South Australia
SchoolParkside Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressAgnes Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Richards, Agnes Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceCitizen Military Forces
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date20 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded, Fleurbaix, France, 19 July 1916; invalided to No 1 General Canadian Hospital, Bayloune; recovered, rejoined unit. Wounded, 2nd occasion, Hindenburg Line, 29 September 1918; invalided to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, France; recovered, returned to Australia.

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

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