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Private 3594

24th Battalion and later the 8th Battalion

Fitzroy, Victoria

His father Edward Riseley of Mt Eccles via Leongatha

Leongatha, Victoria 16/7/1915

Age 21 years and 2 months, 5'6", 9 stone 7 pounds, blue eyes and black hair.



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

He was buried in Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension France

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

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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