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Number Corporal 127

Battalion 49th Battery 13th Brigade Australian Field artillery

Place of Birth Ullino Victoria

Next of Kin His father W Richardson of Lower Malvern Rd
East Malvern formally of Mardan

Date and place of enlistment Melbourne 18/3/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 28 years,
5'7", 140 pounds, grey eyes and dark hair

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation Master pearl diver

Date and place of death

He was killed in action 24/4/1918 near Amiens

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension Picardie France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He came from Mardan

Military History

His full name Richardson Francis Weir Lawrence
Rose Gardner was engaged to Frank who was a pearl diver at Broome. Roy Gardner was also pearl diver. They both went to Broome to make money. Frank gave Rose a pearl set in a gold pendant. She wore it always and never married.
18/3/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
4/6/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Port Macquarie
21/7/15 He arrived in Lemnos and went to Gallipoli
14/11/15 He received shrapnel wound to the right leg at Suvla
18/11/15 He embarked from Mudros and went to Alexandria
23/3/16 He recovered and rejoined his unit in Ismalia
7/4/16 He transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade and was posted to the 52nd Battery
11/4/16 He was mustered as a driver at Ferry Post
14/5/16He was mustered as a gunner
16/6/16 He embarks Alexandria on the Tunisian
24/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
9/7/16 He transferred to the 25th Field Artillery Brigade
4/9/16 He went to school for instruction
3/10/16 He returned from signals school
24/1/17 He transferred to 13 Field Artillery Brigade and was posted to the 49th Battery
22/2/17 He was in hospital with scabies
1/3/17 He returned to unit
4/5/17 He was granted a furlough
26/6/17He was promoted to bombardier
23/1/18 He was granted furlough
3/2/18 He rejoined his unit
4/2/18 He was promoted to Corporal
1/3/18 He was granted a furlough
28/3/18 He rejoined his unit
24/4/18 He was killed in action
22/7/67 His brother Hugh Leona Richardson of Subiaco applied for his Gallipoli medal.


RICHARDSON, Francis (Frank)

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