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Duignan, Richard (1617)

Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand

Age: 35 years

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 7 August 1915 – Warwick Farm, NSW

Service Number: 1617         view online service record

4 Lydal Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Duignan (mother)
261 Tinakori Road
Wellington, New Zealand

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 2 October 1915
Ship: RMS Moldavia
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment – 6th Reinforcements

Discharged: Wednesday, 21 July 1920

Lydia Street, Port Melbourne ?

Failed to re-embark Moldavia at Fremantle 13 October 1915.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 4, 2016 6.46 pm 0Likes

    Duigan embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915, but was not on board when the vessel left Fremantle. His fate remains unknown – letters from his mother post-war suggest that she had been told he had been killed in action, but there does not appear to be any trace of him in A.I.F. after he apparently “jumped ship”. NZ Cenotaph archives reveal he later enlisted in New Zealand, serving as 3/3717, unit not disclosed, but embarking November, 1917 Parents, Thomas and Mary Ann DUIGNAN, NZ BDM 1882/15014

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