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Worksop, Nottinghamshire
William Richardson, born of Worksop, married Oxford born Alice Margaret Knibbs in 1891 in Oxford. They moved to Worksop where William had a drapers shop on 47 Watson Road. They had a son called George Leslie Richardson in 1884 and unfortunately William died around 1902. His widow, Alice, moved back to her roots in Oxford and by 1911 was living at 81 Iffley Road. She put her occupation down as a lodging house keeper, but the occupants were George and her father and a sister. George was now 17 and was learning his trade as an electrical engineering apprentice. It would have been from here, at Oxford that he enlisted.
05 Jul 1916
22
2750787 - CWGC Website
3580
Private
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Pte Leslie Richardson Worksop Guardian 7 July 1916 News was received in Worksop yesterday of the death of Pte Leslie Richardson, son of the late Mr Wm Richardson, Draper, Bridge St, Worksop. Pte Richardson who was only 22 years of age, was attached to the electrical staff of the Oxford and Bucks Regiment, which he joined soon after the outbreak of the War. Recently he has been stationed on Salisbury Plain, but in November was taken ill and an operation was performed in Oxford Hospital for some internal trouble. He however, appeared to recover and rejoined his regiment about six weeks ago. The news of his death therefore came as a surprise. Pte Richardson, up to the time of his father’s death, when he was about eight years of age, resided in a shop now occupied by Messrs. Sterling, boot dealers and went to Ashley House School. Following the death of his father, Mrs Richardson went back to Oxford, her native place. No news as to the cause of his death was to hand last night, except the bare information of a telegram. He will be interred in the old cemetery Worksop, by the side of his father on Monday afternoon, and the utmost sympathy is expressed with the relatives in the death of so young a soldier.
CWG additional information:- Son of William and Alice Richardson, of 42, Cowley Rd, Oxford. Buried Worksop Old Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Research by Colin Dannatt
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