Eddy, Richard (3723)

Place of Birth: Allendale, VIC

Age: 18 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 9 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3723            view online service record

Address:
Bain Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs E Eddy (mother)
Bain Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 23 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Ceramic A40
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France


Brother: Robert Eddy

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 19, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Mother: Mrs Christina EDDY, born Allendale. An 18-year-old painter, Eddy enlisted in July, 1915 after being previously rejected because of an insufficient chest measurement, with his mother shown in Bain Street. Like hundreds of others, he was posted Missing at Fromelles on 19 July, 1916, later confirmed killed in action on that date by a Board of Enquiry in August, 1917. No known grave. A younger brother, 4799, Robert EDDY enlisted from the same address, house number not shown in either case; Robert was listed on the Nott Street SS Roll. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Bain Street ran parallel to Swallow Street where Little Swallow Street is now.

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    “I knew Dick Eddy; he came from Port Melbourne and was in B.VII. I saw his dead body lying close to me on the 19th July, about 50 yards beyond our trenches. He had been shot through the head by a bullet … to make sure I went over and saw the number on his Pack” (Pte T E Smith, 3928)

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