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Richmond Ambrose WALSH

Regimental number201
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
Address16 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.75"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Agnes Walsh, 16 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 6), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mary Agnes and Michael Thomas WALSH.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 220 Pte Francis Raphael WALSH, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 12688 Pte George WALSH, 11th Field Ambulance, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.

Previous report of wounded now, 13 September 1916, 'Missing, not Wounded'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2850209: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WALSH Richmond Ambrose
Red Cross file 2850209

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