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G/1687 Pte Frederick Richardson, Remembered Today


Jim Hastings
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G/1687 Pte Frederick Richardson of 2nd Royal Sussex was killed on the evening of the 1st/2nd June 1915 just as 2nd Sussex completed its take over of trenches South of the Béthune -La Bassée Rd from 2nd KRRC. The Germans bombarded B Coy's positions and Frederick was killed. He was originally from Firle and enlisted in Lewes in September 1914. He had deployed to the Western Front on 1st May 1915 and had joined 2nd Royal Sussex after Aubers Ridge. He had been with his unit three weeks when he was killed.

RIP :poppy:

Jim

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RIP Fred Richardson, who knows you and my Grandfather may have passed each other and said a few words as the 2/KRRC went out of the trenches we'll never know rest easy your remembered :poppy:

Keith

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RIP Fred Richardson, who knows you and my Grandfather may have passed each other and said a few words as the 2/KRRC went out of the trenches we'll never know rest easy your remembered :poppy:

Keith

Funnily enough I thought the same thing Keith, trust you are well, all the best Jim

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Hi Jim, I'm very well thank you and just about to return to work after 4 weeks off DOH! Hope yourself and family are all well.

Best regards,

Keith

P.S. have finished Granddads story up to the end of the Battle of the Aisne 1914 tried to e-mail it to you but the files too large, any idea's (USED TO USE ADOBE AIR BUT THEY HAVE SHUT UP SHOP!)

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Hi all I am new to this site. Does anyone know if there is anything going on in aubers on 9th may 2015 as my great uncle died fighting for the 2nd sussex on this day in 1915.

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Hi Ian

Aubers Ridge was the worst day for the 2nd Sussex in the entire war. It is a forgotten battle but there are two books on it. Your best bet is to search 'Aubers Ridge' on the GWF and see what comes up, there are posts I have put on for 2nd Sussex in the battle (check one under the name Latter for example). I am very interested in 2nd Sussex and Aubers Ridge in particular so if there is anything I can do to assist your research please don't hesitate. Who was your great uncle by the way, be interested to know, I may even have something on him as I've raided the Records Offices for 2nd Sussex 1915 stuff

Happy to help

All the best

Jim

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PS I have found a photo of Fred Richardson, I haven't the skills IT-wise to post it on the forum, but if anyone would like it (e.g. a rellie that finds this post perhaps) please do get in touch and I'll email

All the best

Jim

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Email it to me Jim, I'll put on this thread if you want.

Mandy

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Outstanding, thank you Mandy

Isn't it always nice to put a face to a name? I always find it a thrill when I find a photie of someone I've been looking into. I found the one for Tucknott (in my signature) after two full days at ESRO and in the last five minutes before it closed - received quite a few frowns following my whoop of joy :w00t:

Thanks again Mandy

Have a good evening tomorrow

Jim

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