William RICHARDS

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RICHARDS, William

Service Number: 433
Enlisted: 25 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewater, South Australia, 5 August 1896
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Timber worker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 433, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 433, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 433, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE LANCE-CORPORAL RICHARDS.

Lance-Corporal Richards, of Rosewater, whose death is reported, left South Australia on May 21, 1915, and served some months on Gallipoli prior to evacuation. From there he was transferred last March to France. He died on his twentieth birthday. He was of a genial disposition and was well liked by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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