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Richard Galbraith SINDELL

Regimental number2816
Date of birth2 June 1896
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
OccupationMetal worker
AddressWeston Street, East Hills, Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Sindell, Weston Street, East Hills, Bankstown, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Richard Galbraith
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date31 October 1916
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Euripdes', 24 June 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 5 August 1916; discharged, Sydney, 31 October 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Committed to Kenmore Hospital, Goulburn. Attempted to kill his doctor, Charles Moffitt, and fired at a group of nurses, killing one, Elizabeth Eva NAUGHTON, 16 December 1922.
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Robert.
Date of death3 August 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, SINDELL Richard Galbraith

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