PLATTS, Richard Sleath

Service Number –   WX 5686.

Rank –   Private.

Unit / Division –   2/16  Australian  Infantry  Battalion.

Enlistment Date –   22  June  1940.

Date  of  Birth-  31  August  1916.

Place  of  Birth-  Bunbury,  W. A.

Address on Enlistment –   Bunbury,  W. A.

Next of Kin on Enlistment –   Father-  Herbert  Sleath  Platts,  Mother-  Ethel  Jane  Platts,  both  of  Bunbury,  W. A.

KIA / Mortally Wounded –

Date –   5  December  1942.

Place –   Port  Moresby,  Papua  New  Guinea.

Age at Death –   26.

Burial Location / Commemoration Details –   Port  Moresby  (  Bomana  )  War  Cemetery,  Port  Moresby,  Papua  New  Guinea  (  Plot  BI,  Row  D,  Grave  no. 10  ).

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