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David John RICHARDS

Regimental number2835
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Candelo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor
AddressKingaroy, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Pitty, Kingston Road, Camperdown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialRue-Du-Becquerot (13th London) Graveyard (Row F, Grave No. 36), Laventie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
57
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Served as RICHARDS, Statutory Declaration by Father. Parents: Joseph and Martha PITTY, 18 Wallace Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1717 Pte John RYAN VC, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.

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