Richard Clinton ARTHUR

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ARTHUR, Richard Clinton

Service Numbers: 1668, 1668A
Enlisted: 15 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersham, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Tempe Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, Messines, Belgium, 7 June 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Holsworthy, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1668, 30th Infantry Battalion
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1668, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1668A, 45th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement 45th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

45 Battalion

Rank - Lance Corporal

8 August 1916 wounded

12 August 1916 admitted with severe shell-shock

12 August 1916 rejoined battalion

Son of William Henry and the late Eliza Ann Arthur; husband of Stella M. Arthur, of "Erminie," Samuel St., St. Peter's, New South Wales.