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Douglas Chaplin Rich

Name on Board DC Rich
Name on Service
Douglas Chaplin  Rich
Enlistment Age 20
Occupation Baker, Union Bakery, 162 Stevedore St, Williamstown, Vic
Place of Birth Rutherglen, Vic
Next of Kin Basil and Lucy Rich
Address Majorca', 166 Stevedore St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 14/07/1915
Service No. 1134
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Sydney
Embarkation Date 9/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Beltana A72
Unit on Embarkation 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 19/07/1916
Unit on Death 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Fromelles, France
Cemetery or Memorial VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information Douglas Rich attended North State School.  Prior to enlistment he was employed by Mr J W Elsum, baker. Douglas Rich was the grandson of master mariner, Pilot Rich, identified with Williamstown for many years and the nephew of Mr and Mrs T Lonsdale. Mr and Mrs Lonsdale's son, Henry Rich Lonsdale (also on the Williamstown Town Hall Honour Board) died from wounds in France in May 1917
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 19 August 1916, p2
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