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Number Private 3594

Battalion 24th Battalion and later the 8th Battalion

Place of Birth Fitzroy

Next of Kin His father Edward Riseley of
Mt Eccles via Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 16/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years and 2 months,

5'6", 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and black hair.

Religion Methodist

Occupation Driver

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 9/8/1918 at Villers Bretonneux

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in the Mt Eccles area in the Shire

Military History

He attended Mt Eccles School
He is on the Methodist Church Honour Roll Leongatha
At first he was rejected because his chest was too small.
5/1/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Africa
24/2/16 He went to the 24th Battalion
27/7/16 He went to hospital sick
8/8/16 He rejoined his Battalion from Hospital
9/1/17 He was admitted to the 51st General Hospital Etaples and was there for 45 days
23/3/17 He rejoined his Battalion
25/10/17 He was absent without leave and court martialed. He lost 254 days pay and served 104 days detention.
10/1/18 He returned to his unit
4/3/18 He was sick in hospital with scabies
23/3/18 He returned to his unit
23/6/18 He was sick in hospital
9/8/18 He was killed in action.
His family received all medals, plaque and scroll as well as effects



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