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James Peter RICHARDS

Regimental number1719
Place of birthPyalong Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFettler
AddressNubba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, W Richards, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 December 1916
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 7), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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