Richard Piercey

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Piercey
Mother's Name: 
Emma (nee Robinson)
Father's Name: 
William Piercey
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, June 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, April 20, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Details: 

Private Richard Piercey (Service no. 3121)  was born in Maidenhead England circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and at the time of enlistment was a single 27 year old pastry cook living and working in Wollongong.

He embarked on HMAT A69 Warilda with 10th Reinforcements 2nd Battalion on 8th October, 1915. After training he went to France and while in the trenches was accidentally killed when a dugout fell in on him. He is buried in Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery France; Plot I, Row E, Grave 36.

Private Piercey is remembered on the Wollongong Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PIERCEY RICHARD

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