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Born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Richard John London was a single 26 year old fitter and turner at the time of his enlistment in Melbourne, Victoria on the 13th of March 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on the 25th of September 1916.
On the 3rd of May 1917, Richard was wounded in action. He was invalided to the U.K on the 19th of May and on the 20th of May was admitted to the 3rd Southern General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right eye.
Whilst abroad, Richard married Dorothy Leonard on the 3rd of July 1919 in Marylebone, London in England.
On the 6th of November 1919, Richard returned to Australia and was discharged on the 23rd of December 1919 as medically unfit due to loss of vision.
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