Condon, Richard Merrick (Second Lieutenant, b.? - d.1916)

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Accession Number 1DRL/0210
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Condon, Richard Merrick
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/999
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Richard Merrick Condon, 22 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes diaries of Condon written while on service and letters written home to his family in Prahran VIC.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Second Lieutenant, 22nd Bn, AIF. Clerk, of Prahran, VIC, born Beaconsfield, WA; educated Malvern and South Yarra State Schools, VIC; was an officer in the Senior Cadets, joined AIF 1915, posted 22 Battalion; 1 April 1915 - promoted Sergeant; 14 September 1915- acting Company Sergeant Major; 12 November 1915 - Company Sergeant Major; 2 August 1916 - Second Lieutenant; 5 August 1916 - killed in action at Pozieres. Son of 4762 Private John Denis Condon, 46 Battalion, who was wounded at Pozieres but who rejoined his Battalion and was killed 11 June 1917.