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John Stanley Richardson

John Stanley Richardson was the husband of  Violet Hannah Richardson (nee Templer) and brother-in-law to Winifred Earnestine Richardson (nee Templer). He was one of four brothers to die in the Great War and another brother died in a submarine accident in 1912.

Rank: Major

Regiment: Royal Engineers

Secondary Regiment: 3rd Sappers and Miners

Secondary Unit Text: Cdg. 21st Coy.

Age: 31

Date of Death: 28/10/1914

Additional information: King Edward's Gold Medal (1902). King George's Durbar Medal (1911). Son of the late Sir Thomas Richardson and Lady Richardson, of Kirklevington, Yorks.; husband of Violet Hebe Richardson, of Ravenscourt, Starbeck, Yorkshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1.


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