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Gilbert Arthur RICHARDS

Regimental number2
Place of birthHackney, Adelaide
SchoolMitcham Public School, South Australia
Other trainingAdelaide Business Training College, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil service
AddressAngas Road, Cottonville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Susan Ann Richards, Angas Road, Cottonville, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentQuartermaster Sergaent
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 RollQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name given on Nominal Roll as Gilbert Harper RICHARDS.
Place of death or woundingVaux-sur-Somme, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row A, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Susan RICHARDS, Angas Road, Cottonville, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2245 Signaller Kenneth Hughes RICHARDS, 50th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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