Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1

Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Part I Part II Part III Part IV Following Armistice in November 1918, Uncle Percy continued with his Unit. I haven't been able to find much detail of this period but they were working in camps at Longpre, Oissy and Dreuil les Amiens. At the end of April 97th Field Company returned to England via… Continue reading Military Monday – Percvial Richardson. Royal Engineers Part V

Military Monday, Somme 1916, WW1

Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered

Some time ago I heard about a project to research and preserve the WW1 Roll of Honour at St Stephen's church in Hyson Green, Nottingham. As my Great-great Uncle Harold Richardson is mentioned on it I contacted the church and was invited to the first meeting.   St Stephen's Bobbers Mill Road I was able… Continue reading Military Monday – Harold Richardson Remembered

Military Monday, Nottingham, Richardson, Somme 1916

Military Monday – Harold Richardson

Sunday 3rd July 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the death of my Great-Great Uncle Harold Richardson. Born in Nottingham in 1881, Harold was the eldest son of Robert Richardson & his wife Sarah (nee Percival). He had joined the army prior to the war, in 1911 he was serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers and… Continue reading Military Monday – Harold Richardson

Military Monday, Ouderdom, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, Voormezeele, Ypres

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part IV

Part I Part II Part III Following on from my last post I wanted to see if I could find out exactly what Uncle Percy had been doing when he was wounded on the 22nd of April 1918. His service record didn't help with this & neither did my attempts at tracking the movements of… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part IV

Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1, WWI

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part III

Part I Part II January 1918 saw Uncle Percy raised to the skilled rate of E.P., or Engineers Pay, which would have meant a little extra in his pay packet. The next entry in his service record is on the 10th March 1918 when he was given four days confined to camp for being absent… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part III

Military Monday, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1, WWI

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I Part 1 The end of March 1917 found Percy and the 97th Field Company Royal Engineers stationed on the Hindenburg Line. The German army was staging a strategic withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. As they withdrew they destroyed bridges, railways, buildings and roads to hinder the Anglo-French… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II

21st Division, 97 Field Company, Lives of the First World War, Loos, Military Monday, Royal Engineers, Somme, WW1

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I

Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II I've recently added my 2xGreat Uncle Percival Richardson to Lives of the First World War. I've already posted a few posts about Percy, but hadn't got round to adding his details to the site. Luckily Percy's service records are extant unlike many others so I have… Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I