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Richard Henry BURSILL

Regimental number3886
Date of birth10 January 1895
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather worker
Address184 Denison Street, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Bursill, 184 Denison Street ,Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2854 Pte Oliver BURSILL, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Ypres, Belgium, 20 September 1916.

Contracted shell shock, 5 November 1916.

Discharged (medically unfit), June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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