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He was the son of William and Ellen Richardson and the brother of William (killed in action 17/10/1914), Jane, Alfred, Elsie, James, Thomas (killed in action 17/10/1914), Henry (murdered by the enemy whilst a Prisoner of War 25/9/1917), Ernest, Reuben, May and Florence Richardson. In 1891 the family lived at 4 Burnaby Terrace St Mary's and in 1901 at 3 Lyndock Terrace St Phillip's (both Nottingham).
16 Sep 1916
1551330 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial (Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A). Medal Roll cites 11/9/1916 as date of death. Four of Thomas Richardson’s brothers died in the Great War. Hundreds of Nottinghamshire families lost two sons, scores lost three and one four but, from this county, only William and Ellen Richardson had five sons killed: Private Alfred Richardson, 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was killed in action on 12th March 1915. He is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Private Ernest Richardson, 10th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, died of wounds on 29th December 1917. He is buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France. Private Henry Richardson, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, died as a prisoner of war on 25th September 1917. He is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Private William Richardson, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, was killed in action on 17th October 1914. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.
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