Richard Ernest Nowell TWOPENY MC+Bar

TWOPENY, Richard Ernest Nowell

Service Number: S76789
Enlisted: 21 April 1942
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Born: Coonatto Station, South Australia, 25 November 1893
Home Town: Aldgate, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, Unspecified British Units

World War 2 Service

21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, SN S76789, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN S76789
22 Apr 1942: Involvement SN S76789
13 Oct 1945: Discharged Warrant Officer Class 2, SN S76789, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement

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Richard Ernest Noel Twopeny MC and bar, served with King Edward’s Horse during the great war

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

BAR TO MILITARY CROSS
Our London correspondent cabled on Wednesday : Lieut . R.E.N. Twopeny a South Australian, of King Edward's Horse, has been awarded a bar to his Military Cross for gallantry in leading troops when all of his superior officers had been disabled. Lieut. Twopeny is a son of Mr. Twopeny, M.P., who was recently elected to represent the District of Newcastle in the House of Assembly, and is a former Scholar of St. Peter's College. - August 1917

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