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Charles Theodore Richards

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  • Service number
    WWI 9/1347 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago Mounted Rifles & NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
  • War
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Theodore AWMM
  • Surname
    Richards AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1347 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 January 1889 AWMM TasmaniaAustralia AWMM
  • Date of birth
    1 January 1889 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Tasmania, Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM 11 Cargill Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 G.N. Richards (brother), Lumsden, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Egyptian - Mudros, Egyptian EF & Western European Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Otago Mounted Rifles & NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    WWI 9/1347 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (France) AWMM
      13 July 1917 AWMM
      London Gazette, Supplement 30184, p. 7097 AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal
      French Croix de guerre - Awarded 31 May 1917 by The Field Marshall Commander in Chief has, under Authority of H.M. the King, for acts of Gallantry in the field Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
    • Citation for his French Croix de Guerre reads:
      “At the SOMME on the night of the 25th / 26th September 1916, Private Richards displayed conspicuous gallantry in carrying out his duties as Battalion Headquarters runner. About 10pm he was called upon to deliver an important message to the O.C working party in FISH ALLEY near FLERS. On his return to Battalion Headquarters he was again called upon to deliver a despatch to the O.C work party working on TURK LANE near ABBEY ROAD, in carrying on this duty Richards had to pass through a heavy fire swept zone. At great personal risk he worked his way through and completed his duty, returning to Battalion Headquarters in a very exhausted condition. All this work was carried out with fearlessness and despatch”. Public - Kerry - Researcher - 17 February 2017 - Military Documents

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 4 May 1915 AWMM
      Age 26 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
    • 13 June 1915 at Trentham Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Labourer for J T Christie Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    26 yrs 4 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

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
    June 1918 - accidently GSW to left thigh, admitted to Hospital at Brockenhurst Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 October 1928 AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 October 1928 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    37yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Wakari Hospital, Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
    Pulmonary TB Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Plot 75; Block 69 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 25 March 2016 - Military Record & Dunedin City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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17 February 2017KerryBeaconsfield, Victoria, AustraliaResearcher
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