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Forename(s): Robert Henry
Place of Birth: Malham Moor, Yorkshire
Service No: 33529
Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Battalion / Unit: 17th (Service) Battalion. (N.E.R., Pioneers)
Date of Death: 1916-12-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XX. K. 4A.
CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KIRKBY MALHAM, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SETTLE, YORKSHIRE
Robert Henry Richardson was the son of William and Mary Ann Richardson, née Lambert. William was born at Sandford, Warcop, Westmorland and Mary Ann at Burton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire.
1891 Malham Moor, Yorkshire Census: Robert H. Richardson, aged 1 year, born Malham Moor, son of William and Mary Ann Richardson.
1901 Malham Moor, Yorkshire Census: Robert Richardson, aged 11 years, born Malham Tarn, Malham Moor, son of William and Mary Ann Richardson.
1911 Otterburn, Yorkshire Census: Robert Richardson, aged 21 years, born Malham Tarn, Yorkshire. [Robert was living with Joseph Harold Beck, farm foreman.]
Robert was married to Ellen Crane in 1914.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Robert Henry Richardson, 33529, Northumberland Fusiliers.
On the 19 October 1916, the 17th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers left the 32nd Division and were sent to serve as G.H.Q. Railway Construction Troops.
The informal title of the 17th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (N.E.R., Pioneers) was the Newcastle Railway Pals.
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, Robert Hy., aged 27, Crosshills, formerly of Malham Tarn, killed in action, France, Dec. 23, 1916.
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Private Robert Henry RICHARDSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers
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