Richard Eric WALLINGTON

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WALLINGTON, Richard Eric

Service Number: 4292
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, 26 October 1896
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide St John's Anglican Church Memorial Tablet, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4292, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4292, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4292, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4292, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"LATE PTE. B. E. WALLINGTON.

The news has been received by Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wallington, of South terrace, Adelaide, that their eldest son, Pte. R. Eric Wallington, was killed in action on August 16 in France. The deceased was highly esteemed among a large circle of friends. He left South Australia with the expeditionary forces in January last, and reached France in June. He was in the nineteenth year of his age, and was born in Melbourne. For 12 years he had resided with his parents in Adelaide." - from the Adelaide Observer 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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