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George William Henry  Richardson

Name on Board CWH Richardson
Name on Service
George William Henry   Richardson
Enlistment Age 24
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Prahan, Vic
Next of Kin Harry and Alice Maud Richardson
Address Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 27/01/1916
Service No. 5179
Enlistment Place Pahran, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 1/04/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Suffolk A23
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 15/03/1917
Unit on Death 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of wounds received 06/03/1917
Place of Wounding/
11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France
Cemetery or Memorial St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France
Additional Information George William Henry Richardson (5179), had previously enlisted on 3 November 1914, serving for 141 days before being discharged 'in consequence of refusing inoculation'. Pte Richardson transferred to the 59th Battalion in Egypt and embarked with them for France, arriving on 30 June 1916.  On 6 March 1917, he was wounded in action and died of those wounds on 15 March 1917. We are unable to verify the connection with Williamstown on his records, however, he has been identified through his photo at the Australian War Memorial which matches the one on the Williamstown Town Hall Honour Board.
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