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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Forrest "Fred" Richardson
Name: Richardson, Forrest
Also known as: Richardson, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3429
Place of Birth: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Next of Kin: Elizabeth McLardy - Mother ; 10 Church Street, West Newcastle, N.S.W.
Biographical notes: Richardson's address on enrolment was Mairanboy (Marranboy), Northern Territory. His Will refers to Jim Scharber of Pine Creek, N.T. (enlisted) who "would give all particulars as to his property".
Occupation: Miner
Date of Enlistment: 27-Aug-1915
Age at Enlistment: 33
Place of Enlistment: Brisbane (Qld.)
Unit: 15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1917-04-11
Place of Death: Bullecourt (France)
Memorials: Villers-Bretonneux (France)
Darwin Cenotaph
Service History: Richardson was a member of the Fifth Contingent to depart from Darwin on 16 August 1915 aboard the 'Eastern'. He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A48 'Seang Bee' on 2 October 1915 and went on to serve in Egypt and France. He was killed during an attack by the 4th Brigade on the Hindenburg Line south of Reincourt.
Related link: The Chronicle of the 15th Battalion, A.I.F. by J.E. Lee. Sydney : Mortons, 1927.
"Roll of Honour", Northern Territory Times & Gazette, 19 January 1918: p.4.
Service Record
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 15 June 1916: p.15.
Red Cross Wounded and Missing
Unit War Diary (Narrative of action for 11th April 1917: p.5-7.)
Embarkation Roll
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux (France)
Nominal Roll
History of the 15th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force : war 1914-1918 by Thomas Percival Chataway and Paul Goldenstedt. Swanbourne, W.A. : John Burridge Military Antiques, 198-.
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 10 May 1917: p.16.
Commonwealth War Graves - Villers-Bretonneux Memorial - Forrest Richardson
Genealogical Society NT Pioneer Register: 3361
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Fallen ANZACs

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