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George Spafford Richardson

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Portrait of Brigadier-General George Spafford Richardson 15/209, Archives New Zealand, R24183980). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Brigadier-General George Spafford Richardson 15/209, Archives New Zealand, R24183980). I …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Spafford AWMM
  • Surname
    Richardson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15/209 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Rohe
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Civilian life

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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    1886 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Caroline Warren and father of three sons and two daughters. His son, Hugh Spafford Richardson (20245) was killed in action at Sidi Rezegh in 1941.

    Gunner with the Royal Artillery for 16 years and he came to New Zealand in 1891 as Master Gunner Instructor to the New Zealand Army. Attended School of Gunnery, Shoeburyness and Staff College, Camberley.

    At the beginning of WW1 he was serving with the Imperial Force in England and went to France with the Royal Naval Division as Chief of Staff. He helped refit the Naval Division for Gallipoli and sailed as Quartermaster-General to the Dardanelles. Returned to England as the General Officer commanding the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the United Kingdom. After WW1 he returned to New Zealand and was the General Officer in Charge of Administration. Awarded the CB 1917; CBE 1918 and the KBE in 1925 AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    11 June 1938 AWMM
    Age 70 AWMM
    RemueraAuckland AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 13 June 1938 AWMM
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06 February 2018Gordon Canterbury New ZealandResearcher
17 February 2017KerryBeaconsfield, Victoria, AustraliaResearcher
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