Thomas Francis Richards was born in Eldorado, VIC and was am Engineer by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 8th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement on 26 October 1915 at the age of 35. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 7 April 1916. . In September 1916 he was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps, but by December of that year he had been admitted to the 14th Australian General Hospital at Cairo, suffering from malaria. He was returned to Australia and was discharged from the AIF as medically unfit in March 1917.
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