Hordern William RICHARDS

Hordern William Richards Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Hill End NSW
Resided
Roma
Occupation
Tailor
Enlisted
12-October-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
26
Status
Single
Service No
4501
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
30-March-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
04-October-1917
Place
Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke, Belgium
Notes

Name on ROH: J.W. RICHARDS

 

Hordern Richards landed in France in May 1916. In August he was wounded in action in France and hospitalised, returning to his unit in September. In December he developed trench feet and was treated in England. He returned to France in March 1917. In Belgium he was reported ‘wounded and missing’ following an attack on 4 October at Ypres. Six months later a Court of Enquiry concluded he had been killed in action and buried nearby.

 

In August 1919 his burial site was discovered where he was identified by his paybook. His remains were exhumed and re-intered at Perth Cemetery (China Wall) at Zillebeke,