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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.
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