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Name: Thomas Henry RICHARDSON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Lance Corporal Initials: T H Service No.: 18946
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Midgeholme, Cumberland. Age at Death: 34
Unit: 11th Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 17 John Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Hewer at Emma Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Saturday 1st July 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France.
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery War Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4D and 5B.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 7th April 1917.
Family Details:
Husband of Hannah Richardson, of 17 John Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Three children.
Notes : Thomas enlisted in the colours on 21st September 1914 as a Reservist.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War. Emma Colliery Personnel Records at Durham County Records Office and Tyne and Wear Archives Service.
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