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Regimental number2316
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Isabel Richmond, c/o Mrs Morrison, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentTrooper
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 5 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 19 October 1917
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No 16), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Awarded 7 days' confined to camp for gambling, tel el Kebir, 22 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 August 1916.

Found guilty, 13 August 1916, of being absent from 1415 parade: forfeited 1 day's pay.

Taken on strength, 9th Field Artillery Brigade, Larkhill, 10 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; taken on strength, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 28 April 1917, and posted to 45th Battery.

Appointed Driver, 26 August 1917.

Killed in action, 19 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHMOND Thomas

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