William Richardson

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Richardson
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann Richardson
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, March 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
45th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Private William Richardson (Service no. 2477) was born in Corrimal circa 1892. He was described as a single 24 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises on 24th August, 1916 with 5th Reinforcements 45th Battalion. He saw service on the Western Front and on 4th June, 1917 he was wounded in action, receiving a gun shot wound to his neck.

Private Richardson was evacuated for treatment and in July he was returned to his unit. On 11th October, 1917 William was wounded a second time with a gun shot wound described as slight, although it proved to be quite severe as he was evacuated to hospital and did not return to his unit until the end of March, 1918. In October 1918 he was appointed as Driver.

William returned to Australia in July, 1919 and was discharged from the AIF on 4th September, 1919. He is remembered on the Unanderra School Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, RICHARDSON WILLIAM

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