Edward John O Richards
Contributed by: Christina Doyle, on 2008-11-09
|First Name||Edward John O|
|Year of Birth||1888|
|Year of Death||1914|
|Regiment||Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Grimsby, Lincolnshire|
Edward John O's Story
My grandfather came from a long line of British Military. My grandmother was expecting my mother when he was killed in action at Ypres on the 20th October 1914 aged 26 years . He is commemorated at the Ploegsteert Memorial.
When you think of me then shall I be there.
A War Diary entry for the 20th October 1914
2 am. Enemy make and infantry attack but were driven back.
8 am. Enemy make a strong attack in force, commencing with heavy artillery fire. Portions of our line had to fall back before superior numbers. After heavy fighting all day the brigade fell back....... Killed 30. Wounded 70. Missing 214.
Lest we forget.