Claude Melnotte RICHARDS

Regimental number2383
Place of birthMerewether, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolNewcastle South Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address74 Newcomen Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Louisa Richards, 74 Newcomen Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas wounded and gassed; spent 1 year 3 months in hospital.
FateKilled in Action 28 August 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPeronne Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 17), Mericourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa RICHARDS, "St. Heliers", 3 Patrick Street, Merewether, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal