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George James RICHARDS

Regimental number1
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Goulburn, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'The Pines', High Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Richards, c/o H Read, Goldsmith Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Themistocles on 19 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingFlanders
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row C, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Saviour's Anglican Cemetery, Goulburn, New South Wales. Headstone inscription reads: 'An Anzac'. Parents: James (d. 27 November 1903, aged 49, bu. St Saviour's Cemetery) and Sarah RICHARDS (d. 5 November 1923, aged 63, bu. St Saviour's Cemetery), 10 Eldon Street, Goulburn, New South Wales

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

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

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