Richardson, F T
FREDERICK THOMAS RICHARDSON
Remembered with honour Wimereux Communal Cemetery: Plot I, Row G, Grave 14A.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 24 March 1915, and died at 14 General Hospital, Boulogne, of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a caption to a photograph of Frederick in the Watford Illustrated dated 22 May 1915.
Son of Walter James and Blanche Belvedere (nee WEATHERHEAD) RICHARDSON of Watford.
His parents married 12 June 1886 at St Andrew’s, Haverstock Hill, London. Blanche died 1924 in the Fylde, Lancs, district aged 59; Walter possibly died 1936 in the Epping, Essex, district aged 75.
Frederick was born 1897 in Camden Town, London, and baptised 30 May 1897 at St Matthew’s, Camden Town. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Camden Town, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Swiss roller at chocolate factory aged 14, he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings.
Unit"C" Company, 1st Battalion
Date of death12/05/1915
Age at death18
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)