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Mervyn RICHARDS

Regimental number18017
Place of birthOne Mile, Gympie, Queensland
SchoolNorth Ipswich State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPlumber
AddressIpswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Richards, Flint Street, North Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Field Company, Army Engineers; Served in the Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme); also served in the Army Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st and 2nd Field Troops
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers, A Mounted Division
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, homeward bound on the SS 'Malta'. 'He hoped to build the first British bridge over the Jordan.' (details from mother)
FateDied at sea 11 July 1919
Age at death23
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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