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

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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

Edith Waby, Nottingham, Percival Richardson, Royal Engineers, WW1

Wedding Wednesday – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby

One of my (many!) on-going areas of research is that of the Richardson brothers and how they faired during the First World War. My 2x Great-Uncle Percival Richardson was with the Royal Engineers in WW1 and I know he survived the war but I didn't know what happened to him afterwards.   A few weeks… Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby