Richard Caleb TONKIN

TONKIN, Richard Caleb

Service Number: 445
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Taree, New South Wales, Australia, 1883
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 19 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 39, Lone Pine Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Taree War Memorial Clock Tower, Woy Woy War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 445, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rosehill, NSW
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 445, 13th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 445, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Ellis Tonkin and Margaret Jane Tonkin of Barton Street, Kurri Kurri, NSW. Brother of Leslie George Tonkin who was killed in action on 14 November 1916 while serving with the 20th Battalion and has no known grave

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

Prior to enlisting he had been a member of the Reserves Rifle Club for 16 Years