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Place of Birth: York, Yorkshire
Service No: 21338
Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 8th Division
Date of Death: 1916-07-01
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Ernest Richardson was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Richardson, née Mackrell. Edward was born at York and Elizabeth at Boston Spa, Yorkshire. Elizabeth married John Slinger in 1914; John was the father of Private Vincent Slinger (265583) (q.v.).
1901 York, Yorkshire Census: 2, Skelton's Yard, Long Close Lane - Ernest Richardson, aged 6 years, born York, St Saviours, son of Edward and Elizabeth Richardson.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/Cpl Ernest Richardson, 21338, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Theatre of War: (1) France. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 11 September 1915.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Ernest Richardson, 21338, 10th Yorks L.I.; 8th Yorks L.I. K in A. 1/7/16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Ernest Richardson, 21338, 8th Bn K.O.Y.L.I. Date and Place of Death: 1.7.16 in action. To whom Authorised: Legatee - Florence May Watson. Amount Authorised: £12 5s. 9d.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
RICHARDSON, Lance Corporal Ernest, K.O.Y.L.I., son of Mrs. John Slinger, Albion House, Ingleton, killed in action July 1, 1916.
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L/Corporal Ernest RICHARDSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 8th Division
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