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Richard SAVAGE

Regimental number7798
Place of birthDevonport, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address6th, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Savage, 281 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Place of enlistmentLaunceston, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Henrietta SAVAGE
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Norman', 4 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 August 1919, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Hobart, 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death27 July 1938
Age at death49
Place of burialBeaconsfield Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAVAGE Richard

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