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Name: Thomas (Tot) M RICHARDSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: T M Service No.: 6092
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 21
Unit: 2nd/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s): 124313 Labour Corps, transferred to 297th Company.
Place Enlisted: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Place of Residence: Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 9 Tweedy's Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Stoneman at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Died
Date of Death: Wednesday 24th April 1918
Place of Death: UK
Battle/Campaign:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Holy Cross Church Shrine, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: St John's Churchyard, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 3
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 4th May 1918.
Family Details:
Son of Thomas and Caroline Richardson of 9 Tweedy's Buildings, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Thomas started working at Emma Colliery, aged fourteen years, on 27th September 1910. He enlisted in the colours on 27th July 1914. He returned back home on 6th June 1917.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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