Richard Clarence TEASDALE

TEASDALE, Richard Clarence

Service Numbers: 6848, 1025
Enlisted: 1 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cunnamulla, Queensland, 1 April 1894
Home Town: Cloncurry, Cloncurry, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: "after a long illness" - tuberculosis , 7 December 1921, aged 27 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
died from the effects of his War service - being wounded thrice including being gassed.
Memorials: "The Monument" Cloncurry, Cloncurry & District, Cloncurry War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion
17 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1025, 11th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Hymettus, Brisbane
17 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1025, 11th Light Horse Regiment
27 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
20 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
7 Mar 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion, Gassed
20 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
24 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6848, 9th Infantry Battalion

Private Richard Clarence Teasdale

From How We Served

025 & 6848 Private Richard Clarence Teasdale had been employed as a labourer when he enlisted for War Service in Brisbane, Queensland on the 1st of July 1915. Allocated to reinforcements for the 11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st AIF, Richard embarked for Egypt and further training on the 17th of September. On the 28th of April 1916, Richard was admitted into hospital suffering from a hernia and was embarked for his return back to Australia on the 10th of July 1916. Following hospitalisation, Richard re-enlisted for further service with the 1st AIF on the 1st of December 1916 and was allocated to reinforcements for the 9th Battalion.

On the 9th of Janurary 1917 Richard arrived in England for further training before embarking for France on the 11th of April, and after training at the Bull Ring, Etaples, Richard joined his Unit in the trenches. On the 20th of September whilst serving in Belgium, Richard was wounded in action by shrapnel and was evacuated for hospitailsation. Upon Richard's recovery he returned to his Battalion. On the 7th of March 1918, Richard was again wounded when he was gassed and was sent to hospital to recover. Rejoining his unit in the field, Richard was wounded for a third time when he was buried by shellfire on the 20th of July 1918.

Evacuated again for hospitalisation Richard was sent back to France on the 9th of August where he remained until he contacted pleurisy durng December 1918 and was returned to hospital in England.

Richard was later diagnosed as suffering tuberculosis and was discharged from the 1st AIF as an invalid after arriving back in Australia on the 24th of July 1919. Richard's health only further deteriated and on the 7th of December 1921 he died from the effects of his War service and was laid to rest within Coburg Cemetery, Victoria.

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