Service Number: 5484
Enlisted: 2 October 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Southport, Queensland, 24 February 1991
Home Town: Albany Creek, North Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Natural Causes, Queensland, Australia, 20 March 1979
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery & Crematorium, Brisbane
Memorials: Pine Shire Council Roll of Honour, Samson Vale Honour Board, Strathpine District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5484, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
20 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 5484, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: SS Hawkes Bay embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
20 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 5484, 9th Infantry Battalion, SS Hawkes Bay, Sydney
20 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5484, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Service Record verfies that the correct spelling of his Family name is THISTLETHWAITE not THISTLEWAITE

Christian Names at birth Richard Dickinson - also recorded as Richard Wickson and Richard Dickson

Richard Dickson Thistlethwaite aged 24 years when he enlisted. He was the fourth child of Arthur Thistlethwaite and Emily Gaynor. Richard attended Clear Mountain School. His family was farmers in the district. Richard was living in Strathpine and working as a farm labourer when he enlisted on 2 October 1915 at Brisbane. Richard is listed on the electoral rolls as living at Samsonvale in 1919 his occupation was a labourer. He married Agnes Archer Innes in 1922. He had three brothers who enlisted as well, Albert Elihu [995] who was killed, William Arthur [1987] and Louis Victor [4790] Thistlethwaite who returned to Australia.