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Richard Bayfield

Corporal

5th Infantry Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: A. Skinner
  • Plaque: 1716

Additional Info

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Biography

Richard Bayfield was born at Smythesdale. His postal address on enlistment was Newlyn. He was 23 years of age, single, and employed as a tram conductor. He enlisted on 20th July 1915 and was allocated to the 5th Infantry Battalion, with his Regimental No. 4434. He was posted to the 58th Infantry Battalion in France and promoted to Corporal. During the fighting at Gueudecourt, a village on the Somme, he was killed in action. His body was not recovered, and his name is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France.
Tree No. 1716

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour