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Richard Packer WHEELER

Regimental number1111
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
OccupationCivil servant
AddressGrenfell Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35.8
Height5' 9.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Wheeler, 25 Alfred Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceServ.ed for 10 years in the Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Brian McLauchlan

Military Cross

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

Discharge date2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918 (debility and malnutrition); appointment terminated (discharged), Adelaide, 2 March 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 January 1966
Age at death87
Place of burialPayneham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, WHEELER Richard Packer

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