Richardson, A R
ALBERT REGINALD RICHARDSON
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 31 and 33.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and was killed in action during intense shelling near Forward Cottage, Ypres. Unfortunately, Albert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Albert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 22 January 1916.
Son of Charles and Elizabeth (nee PAGE) RICHARDSON; husband of Amy Maud Ellen (nee CLARKE) RICHARDSON of Bedford.
His parents married 29 May 1858 at St Paul’s, Bedford. Charles died 1884 aged 49; Elizabeth died 1914 aged 77; both in the Bedford district.
Albert was born 1 March 1884 in Bedford, and baptised 24 August 1884 at St Peter’s, Bedford. He attended first St Paul’s Infants’ School, Bedford; then Harpur Trust Boys’ School, Bedford, from 3 November 1891 to 3 November 1896. He married 2 June 1906 at St Peter’s, Bedford; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Amy never remarried, and died 1938 in the Thrapston, Northants, district aged 56.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Bedford, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a plumber aged 17 he still lived in Bedford, with his widowed mother and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a warehouseman at chocolate works aged 27, he lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
Date of death20/12/1915
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)