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Richard Fletcher WOLSTENHOLME

Regimental number5239
Place of birthBury England
AddressTattersalls Hotel, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother-in-Law, Mr T Turner, 3 Hartley Street, Heywood, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDischarged 10 May 1919

Military Medal

'At Black Watch Corner, East of Glencorse Wood, during the period 25th/27th September 1917, Private WOLSTENHOLME, when under particularly heavy shell fire, volunteered to act as stretcher bearer to assist in clearing the large number of wounded men. He continued to carry wounded for two days and two nights. His coolness and courage were of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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