Richard (Dick) FUZZARD

FUZZARD, Richard

Service Number: 1836
Enlisted: 24 February 1916, Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Merchison, Victoria, Australia, 23 January 1898
Home Town: Tatura, Greater Shepparton, Victoria
Schooling: Tatura State School & Harston School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, Calais, France, 4 November 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France
Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 9
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tatura All Saints Church of England WW1 Honour Roll, Tatura R.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Sub-Branch Honour Roll, Tatura War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1836, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Seymour, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1836, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1836, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
5 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 14th Infantry Battalion
15 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 1836, 14th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wound (right jaw)
4 Nov 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1836, 14th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1836 awm_unit: 14 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-11-04

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Parents: Francis and Margaret FUZZARD, Broadmeadows, Victoria

"...He was the finest mate a man ever had, and a good, game soldier. I miss him sorely, as this is the place where you find out what a chap is, and I'll never get a mate like him..." - 1789 Pte. Stanley Alexander Sutherland (/explore/people/199531) in a letter home to Dick's family

FULL STORY LINK ( from the Kyabram Guardian 06 Sep 1918