Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 9 May, 1900

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 14503

Birthplace: South Yarra, Victoria

Parents: John Richmond
Florence Staughton

Died: 1976

Burial place: Deniliquin, N.S.W


9th E.General Service Reinforcements


Regimental Service Number: 79053

Enlistment date: 3 August, 1918 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 18 years 2 months

Address at enlistment: Warrawong, Melton, Victoria

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: Florence Richmond

Physical Description: Height: 6 feet 1 inch
Weight: 150 pounds
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks : Vaccination x 3

Embarkation ship: Nil.

Rank: Private

War Service Summary

01/08/1918 - Consent to enlist letter from mother
03/08/1918 - Enlisted
09/08/1918 - Enld Camp
29/10/1918 - Approval for embarkation under 18 years of age after receiving letter from mother.
24/12/1918 - Discharged Demobilisation of A.I.F
Service 144 days

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
Married Kathleen Ellen ONeil 1927 Queensland

Place/s of residence:
Camooweal Queensland,
92 Hunter St., Deniliquin N.S.W


Date of death:
Place of burial:
Deniliquin N.S.W

Other Information:
World War 2 Service
Service No. VX15807
20/02/1940- Enlisted at Deneliquin
13/12/1941 - Confirmed Prisoner of War
20/09/1945 - Discharged
Posting discharge - 2/6 Battalion

Additional Information

Melton Express
13 December 1941, page 2

A letter from Misses R. A and E Minns from Miss Dora Staughton, England, reports that Alan Richmond, formerly of Melton South, is a prisoner of War in Germany, having been captured in the Greek campaign.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record