Richard Lindsay GADD

GADD, Richard Lindsay

Service Number: 29945
Enlisted: 24 April 1916
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Waukaringa, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Red Hill, Mid North, South Australia
Schooling: Burnside PS, Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, 3rd Advanced Dressing Station Bonnay / Franvillers France, 24 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 2 Plot 18
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside Primary School Memorial Gates, Burnside Public School Roll of Honour, Curramulka Uniting Church WW1 Pictorial Roll of Honor , Curramulka War Memorial, Kent Town Prince Alfred College 'Nobly Striving, Nobly Fell' Roll of Honour, Morphett Vale War Memorial, Norwood Primary School Honour Board, Red Hill Men Roll of Honor WW1, Red Hill Methodist Church Honor Roll, Redhill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 29945, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
3 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 29945, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
5 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 29945, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Eldest son of Henry and Radiel GADD, Reynella, South Australia.   Very successful at College. Loving and affectionate disposition, most popular, over 300 letters & cards of condolence received by parents. Greatly missed but thankful and proud he died a Hero's death.' (details from father)

Enlisted 24 April 1916

Embarked Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1917.

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 20 January 1917, and taken on strength of 56th Battery.

Transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 24 January 1917.

Mustered as Driver, 1 March 1917.

On leave to England, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 14 October 1917.

Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (shell wound, multiple).

Died of wounds, Advanced Dressing Station, 24 April 1918.