Richmond Cornwallis EATHER MC and Bar, MM

EATHER, Richmond Cornwallis

Service Number: 2709
Enlisted: 17 June 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Goodooga New South Wales, 18 March 1888
Home Town: Toronto, New South Wales
Schooling: Goodooga Public School
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Illness, Warwick, Queensland, 21 April 1966, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Warwick General Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

17 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2709, 15th Infantry Battalion
10 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2709, 15th Infantry Battalion
10 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2709, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
4 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 15th Infantry Battalion
1 Mar 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
19 Apr 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Pozières, For conspicuous good work at POZIERES in repairing telephone lines under heavy artillery fire between dates of 11th and 14th August, 1916.
17 Aug 1917: Promoted Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion AMF
19 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 26th Infantry Battalion
12 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Cross, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, at Morlancourt near Albert on the 10th June 1918, as battalion intelligence officer, and also in maintaining communications with attacking companies after the signalling officer had been wounded.
1 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 2709, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jan 1920: Honoured Military Cross and bar, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the Beaurevoir line, east of Peronne, on 2rd October 1918.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Richmond Cornwallis EATHER was born on 18th March, 1888 in Goodooga, New South Wales

His parents were John Rowland EATHER & Hannah Anne CROTHERS