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Francis William Stuart RICHARDS

Regimental number1350
Place of birthKalangadoo, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeranium, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Wilhelmina Richards, Geranium, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 August 1916
Discharge date27 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 4 December 1915.

Absorbed into 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Hill 70, Kantara, 15 May 1916 (bronchitis); transferred by Hospital Ship to Alexandria, 21 May 1916, and admitted to 15th General Hospital, 22 May 1916; transferred to Glymenopoulo Depot, 5 June 1916; discharged to Details, 5 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Double Squadron, Serapeum, 6 July 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 14 July 1916 (injuted toe); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 July 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 18 July 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 24 July 1916 (fractured great toe).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Borda', 17 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 27 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 November 1970
Place of burialEnfield Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDS Francis William Stuart

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