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Richard Thomas Muirson

Name on Board R Muirson
Name on Service
Richard Thomas  Muirson
Enlistment Age 32
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Lancefield, Vic
Next of Kin Duncan and Anne Muirson
Address North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 16/09/1914
Service No. 1095
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 22/12/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ulysses A38
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 5/06/1915
Unit on Death 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Gallipoli (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Richard Thomas Muirson enlisted with the second Williamstown contingent of 42 enlistees and sailed with the Second Convoy of 19 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 31 December 1914. Richard and his brother, Francis Loftus Muirson (348) enlisted together and embarked from Melbourne in the same transport ship.  They landed together at Gallipoli.  When running ashore Francis looked back for his brother but he never saw him again
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, 26 December 1914, p3 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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