The Great War

Remembered with honour  

John Richardson        




1895-1917    


BIRTH  & FAMILY
Born:
  Bishop Monkton
Parents: Son of Richard and Elizabeth Richardson
Siblings: Alice (1900), Harry (1902)
Home: Main Street, Bishop Monkton (1901, 1911), Strawberry House , Bishop Monkton (1918)
  


MILITARY SERVICE
Unit
: York Unit: 12th (Service) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment
Rank: Private
Theatre: France and Flanders Service: Battle of Loos (1915) Ypres Salient attacks around the Bluff and St. Eloi craters (1916) Battles of The Somme (1916) Battles of Arras (1917) Third Battle of Ypres (1917)
Awards: 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal  


DEATH
Date: 27 September 1917
Casualty: Killed in action
Commemorated: Tyne Cot Memorial (body not recovered)
    


Tyne Cot Memorial
                                                                                                        Photo: Chris Higgins



     At the going down of the sun
 And in the morning
 We will remember them

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TOMORROW we will honour the memory of  James Denison Cussans, another son of
Bishop Monkton. He was killed in action on 4 November 1918.