|Place of birth||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|School||Stockton Public School; East Maitland High School, New South Wales|
|Other training||Gained 1st Class Colliery Manager's Certificate both from T.A. Southern's School of Mining, Wales, and from New South Wales Departmental Examination at 23 years.|
|Address||Woonona, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ada Richardson, Woonona, South Coast, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Held colliery manager's certificate; also studied electrical and mechanical engineering. (details from mother)|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Robert and Ada RICHARDSON, 'Melvin', Pope's Lane, Woonona, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 2711 Corporal Alexander Melvin RICHARDSON, 45th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 22 November 1915 (mumps); discharged to duty, 24 December 191.
Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 1 March 1916; Sergeant, 1 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Handwritten note on bottom of B.103, 'buried B1056 Sheet 22'.
Red Cross File No 2290408: 'Pay Book found in German War Office, Berlin, Sept 1919, and forwarded ? to A.I.F. Hqrs 23.9.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RICHARDSON Harold
Red Cross file 2290408