Title: Gold, Mud ‘n’ Guts – The Incredible Tom Richards, Footballer, War Hero, Olympian
Author: Growden, Greg
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2001
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 234 pages
Comments: The detailed biography of Tom Richards MC.
Tom Richards was an Australian professional rugby union player who represented both the Wallabies and the British Lions; includes his military career right through the Gallipoli campaign and on the Western Front where he was awarded the Military Cross. Service number 25. Served 1st Field Ambulance AIF & 1st Infantry Battalion. Promoted to Lieutenant.
‘Drawn extensively from Tom ‘Rusty’ Richards’ (1887-1935) war and other diaries and a wide range of contemporary sources. The result is a chronicle of a fascinating period int he country’s social history as well as a portrait of an outstanding Australian’.