We remember John Hedley Richards

We remember John Hedley Richards

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Timeline

Timeline

1866
sibling Edith Annie Richards Source:7646234 1866
1867
sibling Winifred Richards Source:7625530 1867
1872
sibling Herbert Ernest Richards Source:7625530 1872
1875
sibling Charles Richards Source:7625530 1875
1876
sibling Norman Frederick Kynaston Richards Source:7625530 1876
1878
sibling Thomas Langdon Richards Source:7625530 21st October 1878
1880
sibling Marion Richards Source:7625530 1880
1882
sibling Ethel Muriel Richards Source:7625530 1882
1883
sibling Harry Chynoweth Richards Source:7625530 1883
1885
birth Woodland View, Great Consols, Tavistock, Devon United Kingdom Source:7615174 Source:7625530 4th November 1885
1901
education Independent boarding school education Wellington College Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom Source:7617014 31st March 1901
1908
children Charles Leonard Richards Source:7625550 19th June 1908
1912
children Jessie Marion Richards Source:7625540 1912
1915
employment Baker Toronto Canada Source:8539379 28th July 1915
1915
enlistment Toronto Canada Source:8539379 29th July 1915
1915
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 163420 Canadian Infantry 84th Overseas Battalion Source:5085831 29th July 1915 - 28th March 1916
1916
service Canadian Expeditionary Force Private 163420 Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion (Mississauga) Source:5085831 29th March 1916 - 18th November 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8539379 12th August 1916 - 18th November 1916
1916
awards Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration Source:8457620 9th September 1916
marriage Myrtle Edith Thornton Source:7625540 7th April 1907 - 18th November 1916
1916
death Killed in Action Slightly wounded during an attack on the enemy at about 06.10hrs Nov 18th 1916, and on his way back to a dressing station with two wounded comrades, he was killed by an enemy shell. North of Courcelette France Source:7014753 Source:7625546 18th November 1916
burial Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Somme 1 mile north-east of LE SARS, 2 1/2 miles south-west of BAPAUME France II. J. 29 Source:7014753 Source:7625546

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names John Hedley
Initials JH
Last Name Richards
Source 7625530
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeCertaintySource
1096 East Fort St, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan United States their own address known 1910-04-15
Endsleigh Terrace, Tavistock, Devon United Kingdom parents address known 1891-04-05
Wellington (Salop) College, Constitution Hill, Wellington, Shropshire United Kingdom school/college address known 1901-03-31
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Canadian Expeditionary Force 163420 Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion (Mississauga) Private
Canadian Expeditionary Force 163420 Canadian Infantry 84th Overseas Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
MM British Award/Decoration
Military Medal (MM) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Charles Leonard Richards son 1908-06-19
Jessie Marion Richards daughter 1912
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Thomas Richards father
Jane Richards, nee Cock mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Edith Annie Richards sister 1866
Harry Chynoweth Richards brother 1883
Winifred Richards sister 1867
Norman Frederick Kynaston Richards brother 1876
Herbert Ernest Richards brother 1872
Marion Richards sister 1880
Ethel Muriel Richards sister 1882
Charles Richards brother 1875
Thomas Langdon Richards brother 1878-10-21
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Myrtle Edith Thornton wife 1907 - 1916
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Fair Grey Dark Brown
DateHeightSource
1915-07-29 6'0"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1915-07-29 Anglican - Church of Eng, Irl, Wales or other

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Canadian Expeditonary Force attestations 1914-1918 Transcription Jeremy24359
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Jeremy24359
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359
1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Jeremy24359

External Evidence

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Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928 Jeremy24359
Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948 Jeremy24359
1910 United States Federal Census Jeremy24359
Battalion War Diary: 11 Aug 1916 - 31 Aug 1918 Jeremy24359
Old Wrekinian Lives Lost 1914-18 Jeremy24359
IWM's War Memorials Register Jeremy24359

Multimedia

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75th Battalion (Mississauga), CEF Jeremy24359
Private John Hedley Richards Jeremy24359
Canadian Virtual War Memorial Jeremy24359
Gravestone for John H Richards MM Jeremy24359
O.W. War Memorial 1914-1919, Wrekin College Chapel Jeremy24359

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