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John Alfred RICHARDS

Regimental number602
Place of birthMoree, New South Wales
SchoolBoomi Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressGarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinUncle, J Moran, Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.
FateDied of wounds 28 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death17.8
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Row XXL, Grave No. G), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth RICHARDS, Boomi, Moree, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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