war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
Attestation of
No. 24463 Richardson. C. W. Corps. Royal Fusiliers.
It also has 71637. 26/2/16.
Charles William Richardson.
42, Mayfield Avenue, Dover, Kent.
Age 20 years 138 days.
Occ. Boilermakers Assistant.
Enlisted 21/1/1916, Canterbury.
Next of kin, William Richardson, 42, Mayfield Road, Dover, Father.
Active Service.
Regt. or Corps. Royal Fusiliers crossed out. R.G.A. 71637 Rank Gunner Richardson Charles William.
Attested Pte. 10/12/15.
To Army reserve, Pte. 10/112/15.
R. Fus. 14 Posted Pte. 22/1/16.
R.G.A. Transferred Pte. 26/2/16.
46 Coy. Posted.
287 Sge.
Embarked as 160 Heavy Battery Southampton 30/7/16.
Disembarked Le Harve 31/7/16.
o/c joined 117 Heavy Battery Field 3/8/16.
Died from wounds Gnr. 29/11/17. Field Amb. France.
Place of burial, Menin Road, South Military Cemetery, Ypres.
(Maggie I did re-check the record, it does have him as died 1917.)
3 N. ZFA. Died of wounds 29/11/17.
Father of soldier. William Richardson, 42, Mayfield Avenue, Dover.
Mother, Angelina, as above.
Cecil Richardson, age 19, address as above.
Noel Richardson, age 16, as above.
Bella Richardson, age 29, 42, Mayfield Avenue.
Bessie Richardson, age 27, 88, Balfour Road, Dover.
Doris Richardson, age 24, 88, Balfour Road.
Emma Richardson, age 14, 42, Mayfield Road, Dover.
And his brother ----
 No.373187 Cecil Frederick Richardson. R.E. Signal Service.
42, Mayfield Avenue Dover.
Age 18.
Occ. Linesman G.P.O.
Name. Richardson C. F.
Rank. Signalman.
Number. 373187.
Unit. Royal Corps of Signals.
Enlisted March 1918.
Date of Discharge. January 1919.

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