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Richard John Edward ARMIT

Regimental number62
Place of birthRavenswood, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationEngine fitter and turner
AddressAlexandra Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Armit, Alexandra Street, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 671 Pte Bertram Everard ARMIT, 7th Machine Gun Company, killed in action, 17 April 1918; 3047 Pte Harold Philip ARMIT, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919; 494 Pte Ernest Francis ARMIT, DCM, MC, 26th Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Alexander Street.

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