Private Richard Athol Luscombe

Service number 6550
Birth Date 1896-06-05
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Bourke
Death Date 1977-08-19
Final Rank Private
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 1 Corps School
Place Bourke
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Richard Athol Luscombe was born in Bourke, New South Wales, to Edward and Ellen Luscombe. He was 20 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 13 June 1916, giving his occupation as a railway clerk. He embarked from Sydney with reinforcements to the 13th Battalion aboard HMAT Ceramic on 7 October 1916. He served with this unit in France and was also a member of the 13th Battalion Band before returning to Australia in July 1919. Luscombe died on 19 August 1977 and is buried at Mudgee General Cemetery.



Date of birth 05 June 1896
Date of enlistment 13 June 1916
Date of embarkation 07 October 1916
Returned to Australia 23 July 1919
Date of death 19 August 1977