Prendergast Richard

SURNAME Prendergast
NAME Richard
PLACE-BIRTH Tralee Ireland
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Port Douglas QLD
DATE-ENLISTMENT 2-02-15
NEXT-OF-KIN (mother) Mrs H. Prendergast, Tralee Ireland
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Shire Honour Board (no other links established)
REGIMENT-1 25th Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Gallipoli
CAMPAIGN-2 Western Front
KILLED-IN-ACTION Yes 29-07-16
OTHER-INFO 14/15Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
STORY-OUTLINE Richard Prendergast was an immigrant from Ireland working as labourer in the Douglas district when war broke out. He enlisted at Port Douglas in February 1915. Assigned to the 25th Battalion, he joined the fighting at Gallipoli 4th September 1915. Surviving through the rest of that conflict, he was then thrust into the war in France, disembarking Marseilles on 19th March 1916. He lasted just 4 months, killed in what may have been the 25ths first serious encounter with the enemy 29-07-16.
SERVICE-NO 207