Richard Joseph Driscoll

First Name: 
Richard
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Driscoll
Date of Birth: 
Friday, April 6, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Mary Driscoll nee Mears
Father's Name: 
Thomas Driscoll
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, July 24, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, August 25, 1940
Details: 

Richard Joseph Driscoll (Service No 3049), was born in Stuart Town, N.S.W.

At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a labourer, lived in Woonona, N.S.W., and had served 6 years with the 37th Infantry Militia.

Richard embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic, with 18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement, on 20th December 1915. After arriving in Egypt, he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion on 14th February 1916. The 3rd Battalion then went to France, arriving on 28th March 1916. Richard was wounded in action at Pozieres, France, sometime between 22nd and 27th July 1916. He was evacuated to hospital with severe multiple gun shot wounds. On 26th October 1917, after a long recovery, Richard returned to his unit. He saw service on the Western Front until the end of the war. Richard returned to Australia in March 1919, and was discharged on 9th July 1919.

On 7th October 1922, Richard married Mary Flynn, and they had 5 children.

Richard died in 1940, and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DRISCOLL R J

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