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  • Keith James RICHARDS


    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: VX50708

    Keith enlisted on 7 Mar 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Signaller in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. He was involved in building “Winnie the War Winner”.

    Late Jul 1942 it was decided to form a small detachment, called “H” Force, comprising of 2 Officers and 10 other ranks, to serve as far right-flank protection for the unit. Keith was selected for this assignment.

    After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.   

    Sadly, Keith died from complications after dental work on 3 Feb 1943 and is buried at Adelaide River Cemetery, N.T. Plot F. Row B. Grave 8.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.

     

     

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    Edited by Peter Epps


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