Private Donald Thomas Richards

Service number 1339
Birth Date 1899-07
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Carlton
Death Date 1917-01-01
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Donald Thomas Richards (1339, 38th Battalion) was born around July of 1899. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in March 1916. "Don" was shot by an enemy sniper while in the front line trenches near Armentieres on 1 January 1917 and died of his wounds. He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. His father later wrote that he was 17 and a half years of age at the time of his death.



Date of birth 1899-07
Date of enlistment 09 March 1916
Date of embarkation 20 June 1916
Date of death 01 January 1917
Date of fate 01 January 1917