|Place of birth||Virginia, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||67 Hurtle square, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, James Richardson, Pensey Vale, Lyndoch, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the 78th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Rank on enlistment||Corporal|
|Unit name||43rd Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/60/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||43rd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 27), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 20 July 1916.
Proceeded to England, 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 4 September 1916. Discharged to duty, 8 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 66 days. Pay forfeited from 4 September 1916. until discharge from hospital.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 December 1916; rejoined 43rd Bn in the field, 26 January 1917.
Wounded in action, 31 July 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm, and burns). Admitted to 11th General Hospital, Camiers, 3 August 1917; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 6 August 1917; rejoined Bn, 8 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Buried at Zonnebeke; Chaplain W.A, Moore officiating.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal