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Richard Gardiner CASEY

Date of birth29 August 1890
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
Address125 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, R G Casey, 125 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLT (Automobile Corps)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollGeneral List
Promotions

Major


Unit: HQ Australian Corps
Promotion date: 21 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

FateDischarged 10 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 28 April 1918

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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