Harry Sampson RICHARDS

RICHARDS, Harry Sampson

Service Number: 28294
Enlisted: 14 February 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Kent Town, South Australia, 1 March 1894
Home Town: St Peters (SA), Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Norwood Public School, South and Muirden College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 1 October 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

14 Feb 1916: Enlisted
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Gunner, 28294, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Gunner, 28294, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
1 Oct 1917: Involvement Gunner, 28294, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Gunner HARRY S. RICHARDS was killed in action on October 4. He went into camp on February 14, 1916, in the Army Service Corps, and asked for transfer to the artillery. After going through the usual  course in Melbourne he left for England on October 16 last year. Then a further school was attended, and he passed examinations for a first-class gunner. He was edu cated at the Norwood Public School. and Muirden's College, and he passed the Civil service examination. He was employed in the Education Department under Mr. L. W. Stanton, I.S.O., who speaks very highly of the services he rendered. He was a member of St. Bartholomew's Church, Norwood.

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