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 from 8.20pm to 8.45pm. Two days later, on the 12th … Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part III

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 advance. So there was an urgent need for the Royal … Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part II

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 been able to find out much more about his time … Continue reading Military Monday – Percival Richardson. Royal Engineers Part I

Percival Richardson – A Follow-Up

After finding my 2x Great-Uncle Percival Richardson’s marriage to Edith Waby in 1922, the next step was to find a death certificate for him. I used FreeBMD again, restricting the results to between 1930 and 1975, which fortunately gave only one possible match, in 1965. When the certificate arrived, it showed that Percival and Edith were living at 72 Belton Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham and that Percival … Continue reading Percival Richardson – A Follow-Up

Wedding Wednesday Follow Up – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby

Following my previous post about Percival and Edith, I thought I’d have a quick root around to see what I could find out about her. From the marriage certificate I knew her father was John William Waby who worked as a gardener.  I started searching the 1901 census to start with and found them in Scothern in Lincolnshire.   © Copyright Graham Hogg Edith was … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday Follow Up – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby

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 ago, I found a BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths) reference, … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – Percival Richardson & Edith Waby

Travel Tuesday – Collins’ Essential World Atlas

One of the family items I now treasure which originally belonged to my grandparents is an old Collins’ Atlas they purchased at some point during the Second World War 1939-1945.   My grandparents, Fred Richardson & Irene Jowett married in Nottingham in 1939, and spent their honeymoon on Jersey in the Channel Islands. ( I remember them mentioning seeing Amy Johnson land her plane at … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Collins’ Essential World Atlas

Fearless Females

Posted as part of Lisa Alzo’s  ‘31 Blogging Prompts to Mark Women’s History Month.’ 11th March. Did you have any female ancestors who died young or from tragic or unexpected circumstances? Describe and how did this affect the family? The Richardson side of my family has three generations of mothers who died at a young age. My 3x Great Grandmother, Hannah Richardson died in 1857, in … Continue reading Fearless Females

Workday Wednesday – Ted Richardson & The price of petrol….

A search through the card index at Nottingham’s Angel Row library a while ago led me to a newspaper article about my 2x Great Uncle Edward (or Ted as he was known) and his garage in Radcliffe Road, West Bridgeford. The article, which appeared on the 21st July 1983 was to mark his retirement, after 27 years of running this particular garage and a total … Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Ted Richardson & The price of petrol….

On This Day……

On this day  – 10th February – in 1857, my 3xgreat grandmother, Hannah Richardson died aged just 33. She was born in Liverton, North Yorkshire in early 1824, the daughter of John Richardson and  Hannah Shaw. Hannah worked as an agricultural labourer at Sandpit House in Milton during the 1840s and in 1846 she gave birth to her first child, a son, James, who was … Continue reading On This Day……