Richard Charles Gladstone (Dick) RYAN

RYAN, Richard Charles Gladstone

Service Number: 2465
Enlisted: 13 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bramfield, South Australia, 31 March 1895
Home Town: Talia, Elliston, South Australia
Schooling: Elliston State School, South Australia
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Broncho pneumonia, No. 3 New Zealand General Hospital at Codford, England, United Kingdom, 16 December 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Wiltshire, England
Codford St. Mary (St. Mary) New Churchyard Cemetery (Grave No. 44), Wiltshire, Codford St Mary (St Mary) New Churchyard, Codford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2465, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2465, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2465, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date – 16th December..... Private Richard Charles Gladstone Ryan was born at Bramfield, near Elliston, South Australia in 1895. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 13th March, 1916 as a 21 year old Farm Hand from Talia, West Coast, South Australia.

Private Richard Charles Gladstone Ryan embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Commonwealth (A73) on 21st September, 1916 with the 50th Infantry Battalion, 5th Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 14th November, 1916.

Private Ryan was marched in to 13th Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire on 15th November, 1916. He was admitted to New Zealand Hospital with Broncho-pneumonia on 11th December, 1916.

Private Richard Charles Gladstone Ryan died at 9.30 p.m. on 16th December, 1916 at No. 3 New Zealand General Hospital at Codford of Broncho pneumonia. He was buried in St. Mary’s (Anzac) New Churchyard, Codford, Wiltshire, England where 30 other WW1 Australian Soldiers & 66 WW1 New Zealand Soldiers are buried.

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Mrs. Ryan, of Talia, has been notified by the military of the death of her son, Private R. C. G. (Dick) Ryan, which took place in hospital, England, from pneumonia. He spent his 21st birthday in camp, and until the time he enlisted was engaged in farming on the West Coast, where he was well liked and respected by a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 13 Jan 1917 (