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Frank Harold Richards

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Headstone of Corporal Frank Harold Richards (11945). Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEBP2175). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Corporal Frank Harold Richards (11945). Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperin …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    Richards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 11945 AWMM
    • South African 5830 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 November 1881 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs Grace Richards (wife), care of Captain Taverner, Bull's, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM II. F. 37. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Nelson Cenotaph, Anzac Park, Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 30 October 2018 - on site
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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  • Thinking of my Great-Grandfather Frank Richards on ANZAC day. He was a plumber and a strong man who could tow trucks with his teeth. He was sent to France with the Wellington Infantry and died in France in April 1918 in the Final Push. He is buried in a tranquil cemetery in Belgium. He left a young daughter, Alma, and a widow Grace. They returned to England soon after so my grandmother spent the rest of her life here and my family wouldn't have been born if Frank hadn't died which is very poignant. From Catherine, Antony and Anne Jones( granddaughter)
    Public - Catherine - Other Relative - 25 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      30: 5 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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25 April 2015Catherine Eastbourne UKOther Relative
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