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Robert Richards

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Richards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Robert Richards AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/197 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM The Vicarage, Lawrence, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Ven. Archdeacon Richards, The Vicarage, Lawrence, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/197 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Robert Richards was the son of Isaac and Gertrude Richards, of Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM
    • At the time that Robert enlisted he gave his and his parent`s address as the Vicarage, Lawrence so I am puzzled by this Auckland reference. His Father Isaac was Vicar of St mark`s Remuera in the 1890s before he moved to Dunedin in 1895. He moved to Lawrence as the Vicar of Tuapeka in about 1900. Issac Richards was in lawrence- Waitahuna ie the Tuapeka for 16 or 17 years before he moved to Invercargill. In 1919 Issac Richards became Bishop of Dunedin.
      I am intrigued that the record for Hugh Liddon Richards , 8/161 Robert`s brother refers to his Father as the Rt Rev`d (which he became in 1919, but at the time of his sons deaths he was the Ven Issac Richards and living in Lawrence. The deaths of H.L and Robert are recalled by a beautiful memorial cross in the Lawrence Anglican church.

      H.L. enlisted in Milton- the nearest recruiting base to Lawrence at the time I understand. I wonder if Robert did the same Public - Vivienne Margaret - 10 February 2015 - Physical existence of the cross.
      Jubilee Souvenir 1871- 1921 of Holy Trinity Church Lawrence.
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About death

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  • Death
    23 May 1916 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM J. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
10 June 2017AllanRotoruaResearcher
10 February 2015Vivienne Margaret Milton New ZealandOther

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