Parents Richard and Catherine (nee Sangster) of the Post Office, 63A High Street, Post Office, Plumstead, Kent (1911 Census)
The Post Office, Ashford, Middx. (CWGC 1915)
Siblings One of four children. Two died.
Richard had a younger brother William Harold.
Richard was a resident of Woodstock
Post Office Clerk Woodstock (CWGC)
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Ricard attested in Oxford and went to France on 30th September 1916.
He was killed in action in the trenches at Cuinchy, near Bethune on the 13th December, 1915, aged 19 Parish Magazine February 1916.
Commonwealth War Grave/Memorial
Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy Ref: I.C.17
Total identified casualties 317
Inscription reads SAFE IN THE NAME OF JESUS
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Researched by: Alice Hipkiss
Ancestry, 'Photos credit of CWGC'. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch.