Richmond Gordon HOWELL-PRICE MC

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HOWELL-PRICE, Richmond Gordon

Service Numbers: 2341, Officer
Enlisted: 15 December 1915, Place of enlistment - Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, New South Wales, 18 July 1896
Home Town: Richmond (NSW), Hawkesbury, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Public School
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Bullecourt, France, 4 May 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt
Plot II, Row B, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Municipality Of Waterloo Roll of Service No. 1
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World War 1 Service

15 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2341, Place of enlistment - Liverpool, New South Wales
11 Jan 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
3 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Private, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Reverted back to ranks at own request.
3 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2341, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Embarked on HMAT 'A1' Hymettus from Sydney on 3rd May 1916
8 Dec 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, 1st Infantry Battalion
13 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, Following promotion attended Divisional School of Instruction from 29th December 1916 to 28th January 1917 and Lewis Machine Gun School from 28th February 1917 to 18th March 1917.
4 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion, Died of wounds received in action.
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Cross, Richmond Gordon HOWELL-PRICE
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon in the most gallant manner, and was largely responsible for the success of the operations.'

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Biography

"Richmond was born on 18 July 1896 at Richmond and educated at Fort Street Public School, Sydney. A bank clerk before enlisting in the A.I.F. in December 1915, he served as a trooper and a corporal in light horse units in the Middle East and was commissioned second lieutenant in the 1st Battalion on 31 December 1916. On 4 May 1917 he was wounded at Bullecourt, France, and died later that day. Three days later it was announced that he had been awarded the Military Cross." - SOURCE (adb.anu.edu.au)

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