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Francis James Richardson

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright rest …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis James AWMM
  • Surname
    Richardson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/124 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 Feilding, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    F. Richardson (father), Cunningham's, via Makino, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/124 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Frederick Charles and Fanny May Richardson, of Feilding.

    "Left School at the end of 1908, returning to his home at Waituna West to assist on the farm. In August, 1914, he volunteered for active service, leaving the country with the Expeditionary Force in October for Egypt, where he finished his training before he was sent to Gallipoli on May 8th with the Wellington M.R. (6th Manawatu Squadron). He was killed in action August 9th, 1915, on top of Sari Bair, information to this effect being received by his elder brother and others who fought with him, though nothing official is actually known." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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