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Moutray Frederick Richardson-Bunbury (1865–1917)

  • had given his age as 47 when he enlisted (was actually 51) and his occupation as miner and prospector.
  • died at sea on 19 March 1917 on board HMAS Miltiades of cerebo spinal meningitis. He was buried at sea the same day.

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'Richardson-Bunbury, Moutray Frederick (1865–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


6 January, 1865
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia


19 March, 1917 (aged 52)
at sea

Cause of Death


Religious Influence

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Military Service