Richard Thomas Maher was born in Ballarat and was a Tailor by trade when he enlisted in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 12 July 1915 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916 and disembarked at Plymouth on July 18th. In late September he arrived in France and served there for two years, until the war's end. He avoided injury and illness during the hostilities but in early 1919, while awaiting his return to Australia, he became dangerously ill suffering from influenza. Once sufficiently recovered to travel, he returned home on the Kildonan Castle, and disembarked at Melbourne on May 7th 1919.
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