Richard Linsday GADD

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GADD, Richard Linsday

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, Curramulka Uniting Church WW1 Pictorial Roll of Honor , Curramulka War Memorial, Morphett Vale War Memorial, 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, SN 29945, Australian Field Artillery - 116th to 120th Howitzer Batteries: AIF
3 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 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, SN 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.

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