Reginald Wallace RICHARDSON

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RICHARDSON, Reginald Wallace

Service Number: 850
Enlisted: 16 December 1914, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Kerang, Victoria, 1886
Home Town: Balranald, Balranald, New South Wales
Schooling: Kerang State School
Occupation: Drover
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balranald War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 850, Broadmeadows, Victoria
13 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 850, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 850, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 850, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 850, 8th Light Horse Regiment, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Trooper R. W. Richardson. Killed in Action.

Trooper Reginald Wallace Richardson, who was killed in action at tho Dardanelles on the 7th August, was the eldest son of Mr H. W. Richardson, formerly senior partner of Messrs Richardson, Muir and Co., of Kerang, and now of Wendouree, New South Wales. He was born in Kerang in 1886, and was educated at the Kerang State School. On leaving school he entered the office of Messrs J. Raleigh and Co., The Olderfleet, Collins-street, Melbourne. He was afterwards employed by Mr J. W. Dennis, of Gonn Station, as bookkeeper, etc. He also held good positions on Kynuna and Portland Downs Stations, Queensland. His father, acquiring land on Yanga Station, near Balranald, he came home to assist, as he was a thorough stockman. The deceased soldier enlisted last December with the 8th Light Horse, 3rd Brigade, and left Egypt in May for the Dardanelles. Lieutenant E. H. Wilson, who was at one time on Yanga Station, and who was wounded at Gallipoli, has been in hospital in Alexandria, for one month and is now convalescent." - from the Riverina Recorder 03 Nov 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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