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William RICHARDS

Regimental number1444
Date of birth2 January 1878
Place of birthPontypool, Wales
SchoolWales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFettler
Addressc/o Mrs Beckinsale, Alma Street, Hurstville, sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Daisy Mary Richards, c/o Mrs Beckinsale, Alma Street, Hurstville, sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1916
Discharge date8 July 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Alfred RICHARDS 55th Battalion
Other detailsService on Gallipoli (arrived 20 August 1915). Contracted malaria October 1915 and invalided to Malta and thence to Luna Park Hospital, Egypt.

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