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Robert Henry RICHARDSON

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Surname: RICHARDSON

Forename(s): Robert Henry

Place of Birth: Malham Moor, Yorkshire

Service No: 33529

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 17th (Service) Battalion. (N.E.R., Pioneers)

Division: ---

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1916-12-23

Awards: ---

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

Additional Information:

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 entry

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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

Private Robert Henry RICHARDSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

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Surname: RICHARDSON

Forename(s): Robert Henry

Born: York

Residence:

Enlisted: Crosshills, Yorks

Number: 33529

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 17th Battalion (N.E.R. Pioneers)

Decorations:

Died Date: 23/12/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: RICHARDSON

Forename(s): R H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 33529

Rank: Private

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 17th Bn.

Age: 27

Awards:

Died Date: 23/12/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mary Ann and the late William Richardson, of Malham Farm [Tarn], Settle; husband of Ellen Richardson, of Ingfield Lane, Settle, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: EVER IN MY THOUGHTS)

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09 March 1917

RICHARDSON – December 23rd, 1916, in France, Private Robert Henry Richardson, of Crosshills (formerly of Malham Tarn), aged 27 years.

06 April 1917

BIRTH

RICHARDSON – March 15th, at Vine Cottage, Spratton, Northamptonshire, the wife of the late Pte. R.H. Richardson, of a son.

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