|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||East Adelaide, South Australia|
|School||St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Temple, 371 Angas Street East, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 23rd Australian Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2594A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Joined the Bank of New South Wales, Adelaide, 7 October 1911; transferred to Broken Hill branch, October 1913.|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt
Taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 6 November 1916.
Dived into shallow water, Lake Minshar, Moascar, 18 November 1916, when taking a parade of men to the lake to bathe; pulled from the water conscious, having lost the use of arms and legs.
Reverted to rank of Trooper, 18 November 1916.
Admitted to 26th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 18 November 1916 (concussion of spine), and listed as 'dangerously ill'.
Transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 23 November 1916.
Letter 'A' attached to regimental number owing to a duplication of No. 2594 with that of Trooper Robert L. TEMPLE, 8 January 1917.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Euripides', 22 January 1917, for discharge (displacement of 4th dorsal vertebra and paraplegia; still listed as 'dangerously ill'); discharged, Adelaide (medically unfit), 27 August 1917.
Total war service: 1 year 220 days (of which 182 days were abroad)Medal: British War Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||23|
|Place of burial||North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, TEMPLE Richard Charles Vandyke
'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 383