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Mother: Alice Richardson (widow of George Richardson), born in 1858 at Gloucester. Brothers: Thomas, born in 1882, and working as a coal hewer, Harry, born in 1886, and working as a general labourer at a glue works, Percy, born in 1891 as a general labourer at a cheese works and Arthur, born in 1894 and working as a general labourer on the railways.All the children were born in Derby The family lived at 10 Kemp's Cottages, Lowdham Street, Nottingham. George Richardson married Maud Ellen Richardson and they lived at 2 Cowlick Place, Camden Street, Sneinton Road, Nottingham.
General labourer at the glue works.
08 Oct 1915
Lance Corporal
3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
L. Cpl. Richardson volunteered for service and following training he was drafted to France, arriving on 26/07/1915. During the continuing Battle of Loos a subsidiary attack was launched on 08/10/1915 by the Germans on a narrow salient just south of Big Willie Trench. The attack was led by bombers from the southern face of the German held Hohenzollern Redoubt. The 3rd Grenadiers found themselves attacked on three sides and were taking heavy casualties. The situation was finally saved by Sgt. Brooks of the Coldstreams who forced the Germans back using a small number of bombers and riflemen. He was awarded the Victoria Cross. Lance Corporal Richardson was killed in the action. His body was never recovered but his name was commemorated on the Loos Memorial (Panels 5-7)
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