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Edgar Frank RICHARDSON

Regimental number1270
Date of birth--/06/1888
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationFarmer
AddressJam Creek, Broomhill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Richardson, Mulyie station, Port Hedland, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 3 November 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 28 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'At Jenin, on 20th September 1918, he displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty in the final assault on the town. With his troops he made a mounted charge against masses of the enemy on the north side, with the result that their resistance was broken down and their capture completed. Later, with only a few men, he held a portion of the Nablus road, and compelled the surrender of many more, repeating this effort several times. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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