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Regimental number614
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressSwifts Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 8.25"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mary Richardson, Swifts Creek, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBairnsdale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date29 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Zealandia', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 29 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICHARDSON James Walton

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