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William Harris RICHARDSON

Regimental number3235
Place of birthWoolsthorpe Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressWoolsthorpe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas Richardson, Woolsthorpe PO, Woolsthorpe, Victoria
Enlistment date8 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied 2 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row M, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
68
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Woolsthorpe Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Thomas and Mary RICHARDSON, Woolsthorpe, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3234 Pte Robert RICHARDSON, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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