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Forename(s): Joseph

Place of Birth: Stalling Busk, Yorkshire

Service No: 6017

Rank: A/Company Sergeant-Major

Regiment / Corps / Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Coy 7th (Service) Battalion

Division: 19th (Western) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-07-08

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 53.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Joseph Richardson was the son of Joseph and Mary Richardson, née Metcalfe. Joseph, senior, was born at Allenheads, Northumberland and Mary at Stalling Busk, Yorkshire.

1891 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 71, Milton Street - Joseph Richardson, aged 8 years, born Stalling Busk, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Mary Richardson.

1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 48b, Tentre Street - Joseph Richardson, aged 28 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of Joseph and Mary Richardson.

Joseph was married to Martha E. Kershaw in 1911.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Col Sjt & A/WO Class II, Joseph Richardson, 6017, East Lancashire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 17 July 1915.

Photograph: ‘Burnley Express’ (29 July 1916).

Data Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Records


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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A/Company Sergeant-Major Joseph RICHARDSON

A/Company Sergeant-Major Joseph RICHARDSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: East Lancashire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 19th (Western) Division

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Forename(s): Joseph

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Burnley, Lancs

Enlisted: Rawtenstall, Lancs

Number: 6017

Rank: A/C.S.M.

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion: 7th Battalion


Died Date: 08/07/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Forename(s): Joseph

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6017

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment

Unit: 7th Bn.



Died Date: 08/07/1916

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‘Burnley Express’ (29 July 1916)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)



Yesterday morning Mrs. Richardson, of 9, Cedar-street, received official notification that her husband, Sergt.-Major Joseph Richardson, of the 7th Batt. East Lancashire Regt., died of wounds on July 8th. Sergt.-Major Richardson, who was 33 years of age, had done 18 years’ service with the Army. He enlisted when he was16 years old, and finished his time with the Regulars four years ago. He was called up as a reservist. He was in business as a coal dealer, and was very well-known and greatly liked in the Fulledge district. He was connected with St. Catherine’s Church. Mrs. Richardson is left with one son.

Second-Lieut. W.H. Tomlinson, writing for the officers, N.C.O.’s and men of “D” Company, says:–“I am writing to tell you how very sorry the officers and men of “D” Company were when they heard that your husband had died of the wounds he had received whilst fighting alongside of them. By his death we have lost a most gallant sergeant-major, a man of energy and great determination, such as is very difficult to replace. The work he did revealed itself in the company, and I know how proud he would have been to know that his lads carried out the most difficult piece of work that was allotted to them, and did it well. His captain was also wounded, and so is at present unable to write, but I know of the great attachment they had for each other, and the news of Sergt.-Major Richardson’s death will come as a great blow to his captain.”




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