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James Richards

Sergeant

39th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Cr Mollway
  • Plaque: 2669

Additional Info

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Biography

James Thomas Richards was born in Ballarat and was teaching at Warrenheip when he enlisted on 23rd February 1916. He was 19 years old and single. He was sent to 39th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 572. He was promoted Regimental Sergeant Major. He was killed in action at Messines on 8th June 1917. His name is on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Tree No. 2669

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour