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William RICHARDSON

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Surname: RICHARDSON

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Service No: 67044

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion / Unit: Base Details

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Age: 25

Date of Death: 1918-11-17

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CWGC Cemetery: GARGRAVE (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD

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Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

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William Richardson was the son of George and Rose Ann Richardson (née - ). Both parents were born in Knockbride Parish, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

1901 Low Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Wenning View - William Richardson, aged 7 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of George and Rose Ann Richardson.

1911 Carleton-in-Craven, Yorkshire Census: Norway Cottage, 8, Beck Side - William Richardson, aged 18 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of George and Rose Ann Richardson.

William was married to Minnie Preston in 1916.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr William Richardson, 67044, Royal Garrison Artillery.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).

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, aged 25, [Gargrave], Anti-Aircraft Section, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, Coniston Cold, died from pneumonia, Blundell Sands Hospital, November 1918.

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Gunner William RICHARDSON

Gunner William RICHARDSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Surname: RICHARDSON

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 67044

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery

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Age: 25

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Died Date: 17/11/1918

Additional Information: Son of George and Rose A. Richardson, of Coniston, Gargrave; husband of Minnie Dodsworth (formerly Richardson), of Trees Cottages, South St., Gargrave.

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11 February 1916

CARLETON-IN-CRAVEN – MILITARY WEDDING

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the Parish Church on Wednesday afternoon, the contracting parties being Miss Minnie Preston, fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Preston, Aire View, and Pte. William Richardson, of the R.G.A. stationed at Dover. The bride, who was given away by her father, was neatly attired in a gown of white silk voile and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums. She was attended by Miss Richardson as bridesmaid. Mr. Frederick White, of Elslack, acted as best man.

22 November 1918

RICHARDSON – Sunday, November 17th, of pneumonia, at Windy Knowe Military Hospital, Blundell Sands, Liverpool, late of Royal Garrison Artillery, attached to Anti-Air Gun Section, Gunner W. Richardson, the beloved husband of M. Richardson, South Street, Gargrave, and second son of George and Rose Ann Richardson, Coniston Cold, aged 25 years. Interred at Gargrave Parish Church to-day (Friday) at 2 p.m.

29 November 1918

GARGRAVE – DEATH OF GUNNER WM. RICHARDSON, R.G.A.

This soldier, whose death appeared in our last week’s obituary notices, was attached for over two years to the Anti-Air Gun Section in France. A telegram that he was seriously ill at the Seaforth Military Hospital reached his parents, but it was found, however, that he had been transferred to Blundell Sands Military hospital, suffering from pneumonia to which he succumbed, aged 25 years on November 17th. He joined the Colours in October 1915, went to France in April 1916, and suffered from shell shock. On March 17th 1918, he was seriously wounded in six places, losing a lot of blood. When recovered he went on Home Defence to Crosby Battery, Liverpool. Farm work at Newton Hall, Gargrave, and Knutsford, Cheshire, followed. Contracting a cold, he was sent to hospital where he died. His mortal remains were sent to his home at Gargrave on last Wednesday week, the funeral taking place at the Parish Church last Friday. The coffin had a Union Jack for its pall, a firing party and bearers attended from the Skipton Military Camp. The Rev. A. C. Blunt, vicar, and the Rev. E. T. Birch-Reynardson, of Carleton, officiated, and he was buried with military honours. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, Coniston Cold. At the Parish Church on Sunday night, the Vicar very appropriately referred to his death, and Mr. E. Burlend played the Dead March at the close of the service.

06 December 1918

GARGRAVE – THE LATE GUNNER RICHARDSON

In regard to the death of Gunner W. Richardson, A.A.S., R.G.A., Trees Cottage, South Street, Gargrave, recorded in last week’s ‘Herald,’ we are asked to say that his wife (not his parents) received the telegram from Windy Knowe Hospital, Blundellsands, Liverpool, to say he was seriously ill suffering from pneumonia, and that she visited him and was with him when he passed away on November 17th. On March 18th this year deceased, who was 25 years of age, suffered from five severe wounds, but did not at any time suffer from shell shock. Gunner Richardson’s body was brought to his home in Gargrave for the funeral, which took place at the Parish Church, with military honours. The Rev. E. T. Birch-Reynardson, rector of Carleton, and the Rev. A.C. Blunt, vicar of Gargrave, officiated.

21 November 1919

RICHARDSON – In ever loving memory of Gunner Will Richardson, A.A.S., R.G.A., died 17th Nov. 1918, at Windy Knowe Hospital, Blundellsands, Liverpool, aged 25 years.

Just when his days were sweetest,
Just when his life was best,
God thought it best to call him
To his eternal rest.

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

From his loving Wife, Minnie.

19 November 1920

RICHARDSON – In sweet remembrance of Gunner Will Richardson, died November 17th, 1918, at Windy Knowe Hospital, Blundlesands, Liverpool, aged 25 years.

“Time passes, but loving memories still remain.”

From his loving wife Minnie and all at 16 Wellington Street, Skipton.

18 November 1921

RICHARDSON – In sweet remembrance of Gunner W. Richardson, died Nov. 17th, 1918.

“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.”

From Minnie, Gargrave, with love, and All at 16 Wellington Street, Skipton.

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22 November 1918

RICHARDSON – On Sunday, 17th of November, of pneumonia, at Windy Knowe Military Hospital, Blundell-Sands, Liverpool, late of Royal Garrison Artillery attached to Anti-Air Gun Section, Gunner W. Richardson, the beloved husband of M. Richardson, South Street, Gargrave, and second son of George and Rose Ann Richardson, Coniston Cold, aged 25 years. Interred at Gargrave Parish Church to-day (Friday) at 2 p.m.

29 November 1918

Death of Gunner Richardson, of Gargrave

This soldier, whose death was announced in our last week’s obituary notices, was attached for over two years to the Anti Air Gun Section in France. A telegram that he was seriously ill at the Seaforth Military Hospital, reached his parents, who found however, that he had been transferred to Blundell Sands Military Hospital suffering from pneumonia, to which he succumbed. He was 25 years old on November 17. He joined the colours in October, 1915, went to France in April, 1916, and suffered from shell shock. On March 17, 1918 he was seriously wounded in six places, losing a lot of blood. When recovered he went on home defence, to Crosby Battery, Liverpool. Farm work at Newton Hall, Gargrave, and Knutsford, Cheshire, followed. Contracting a cold he was sent to hospital where he died. His remains were sent to his home at Gargrave on Wednesday week the funeral taking place at the Parish Church on Friday. The coffin had a union jack for its pall, a firing party and hearers attended from the Skipton Military Camp, and Rev. A.C. Blunt (Vicar) and the Rev. Birch Reynardson, of Carleton, officiated, and he was buried with military honours. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, Coniston Cold. At the Parish Church on Sunday night the Vicar referred to his death, and Mr. E. Burlend played the ‘Dead March’ at close of the service.

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