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Richard Richardson (1887-1915)

Stanley man served with the 10th DLI

Richard Richardson was born in Hutton Henry in 1887. His Father was James Richardson, born in Cassop. His mother was Hannah Richardson, born in Middlesbrough. Richard’s parents married in 1875 and had a total of nine children together, with one of these children passing away in infancy.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Richard was still living at home with his parents, three brothers and sister in-law. Richard’s younger brother Adam had married, but still lived with his parents along with his wife. The address of the house was 10 Lane Street, South Moor. At this time, Richard was working as a coal miner, along with every other male in the family.

On the outbreak of war Richard joined the 10th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, and served as a private in France until his death on 11 September 1915. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star for his service in France, as well as the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Civil Parish: Stanley

Birth date: 1887

Death date: 11-Sep-1915

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 10 Jane Street, South Moor (1911 Census)

Employment: Coal Miner

Family: Father – James Richardson
Mother- Hannah Richardson
Brothers- James Richardson Jun, Adam Richardson, Joseph Richardson
Sister in-Law- Mimmee Richardson

Military service:

Enlisted in the 10th Battalion D.L.I as 19264 Private

Medal(s): 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Gender: Male

Contributed by Steven Fraser, Intern- Durham County Record Office

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