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Harold William RIGGALL

Date of birth24 January 1882
OccupationSolicitor
Address179 Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, William Riggall, 179 Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria
Previous military service19th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 1st Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

DSO


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', sixth Supplement, No. 30434, 18 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: 16 September 1918

CMG


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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