Private Richmond Edward Dunn

Service number 1711, 1711A
Birth Date 1890
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Muswellbrook
Death Date 1949
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Parramatta
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1916-12-09
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-04-19
Description

Richmond Edward Dunn was 24 when he enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force on 3 August 1915. Born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, to parents Elizabeth and Frederick, he was working as a coach painter prior to enlisting, and embarked with the 2nd reinforcements to the 30th Battalion aboard HMAT Berrima on 17 December 1915. Later he served with both the 45th Battalion and the 13th Battalion, including as a trombonist with the 13th Battalion Band. He received a Military Medal for his work as a runner during operations north-west of Pozières in August 1916. Dunn returned to Australia in May 1919, and passed away in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta in 1949.

Rolls

Timeline

Date of birth 1890
Date of enlistment 03 August 1915
Date of embarkation 17 December 1915
Date of recommendation honour or award 05 September 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 11 May 1917
Returned to Australia 12 May 1919
Date of death 1949