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Richard Cornish

Lieutenant

29th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: M. Lavars
  • Plaque: 1871

Additional Info

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Biography

Richard Cornish was 22 years old, single and working as a navy in Fitzroy when he enlisted on 6th August 1915. He was promoted Lieutenant and awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for "conspicuous gallantry in action". He was seriously wounded in the chest and died while being treated in the 61st Casualty Clearing Station on 29th April 1918. He is buried in the Vignacourf Communal Cemetery, France.
Tree No. 1871

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour