1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Albert Richards

Contributed by: William Robert Richards, on 2008-11-05

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Rank
First Name Albert
Surname Richards
Year of Birth 1880
Year of Death 1942
Regiment Border Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Cubert, near Newquay, Cornwall, Cornwall

Albert's Story

My Grandfather on my side of the family of which I knew nothing about, as I had to dig up all of his files and records. He was born in 1880, he served out in africa in the second boar war 1889 to 1902 I think, His cap badge states that he was in the border regiment.

Grandfather Albert Richards joined the Royal Army Service Corp. and left England from Southampton docks 1914, for Le-Harve, with the first batch of 3,000 horses of which was needed 136,000 horses. My grandfathers records show that he became a train driver in france, but nothing of what he transported. His reg no: T/16499. He came home in 1918 -1919 as his papers show. His rank was acting corporal, then lance corporal. He also was awarded the three medals for his service.

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