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Norman Chesney RICHARDS

Regimental number3593
Place of birthSmythesdale, Victoria
SchoolNott Street State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbany Crescent, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Richards, Albany Crescent, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot II, Row g, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Susan Alice RICHARDS, 21 Albany Crescent, Surrey Hills, Victoria. Native of Smythesdale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1381A Lance Corporal Malcolm Neil McLEOD MM, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 8 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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