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Person Details

RICHARDS, Arthur James

Memorials

Name: Eton - WW1 High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7954
RBWM Ref: WM234
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Date of birth: 26/01/1889
Place of birth: Windsor, Berkshire
Nationality: British
A.K.A: Arthur James   RICHARDSON
Gender: Male
Date of death: 02/05/1915
Place of death: Gallipoli, Turkey
Manner of death: Missing in action - presumed killed
Age at death: 26
CWGC Ref: 687595
TWGPP Ref: 3498966
Address: Albert Place Common Road Eton Wick

Military details

Joined: Enlisted
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10060

Relatives

Mother Eliza RICHARDS

Additional information

Arthur's surname is RICHARDS, but he enlisted and served as RICHARDSON, both CWGC and TWGPP register his burial as RICHARDSON. He enlisted in Reading. The Eton Wick History Group pages have detailed research on Arthur. He was born in Windsor.
Arthur had an agricultural background before the War. His brothers were listed as labourer and errand boy in 1911 census.
He is remembered at the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. The South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion landed at Cape Helles on 25th April and with an early confrontation with the Turks on 2nd May, Arthur lost his life.

Resources

Biography
Gallipoli Campaign.

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