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Remembered Today: Bombardier Stanley Graham RICHARDSON, Royal Garrison Artillery



Remembered Today: Bombardier Stanley Graham RICHARDSON, Royal Garrison Artillery who died on October 1916, Bienvillers Military Cemetery

A local lad from Newcastle and a Northumbrian Gunner having enlisted into the Tynemouth RGA (TF)

:poppy:CWGC Information


Rank: Bombardier

Service No: 948

Date of Death: 20/10/1916

Age: 33

Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

100th Siege Bty.

Grave Reference V. C. 9.


Additional Information:

Son of William Ernest and Elizabeth Richardson, of 23, Richardson St., Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Stanley Graham Richardson was born in Bensham, Gateshead, County Durham in December 1882. The 1911 cenus records him living at 23 Richardson Street, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne with his parents (maried for 29 years) and three sisters. A single man working as a general clerk.

He enlisted in North Shields, the HQ of the Tynemouth RGA (TF). He served with 100th Siege Battery RGA, one of the batteries formed in Tynemouth. The battery was formed in January 1916, deploying to France 18th May 1916, equipped with 6 inch howitzers.

SWDGW details he died of wounds 20th October 1916, and is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery 18 km south west of Arras.

He is commemorated on the Heaton Harriers Memorial Shield (NEWMP). Each Remembrance Sunday, the harriers compete for the shield on a race which used to go through the streets of Heaton, but today it looks like it takes place on the Town Moor (H & S !!). he is also commemorated at the Heaton Baptist Church (NEWMP).


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