Francis (Frank) Richardson

RichardsonName   Francis (Frank) Richardson

Number    Corporal 127

Battalion    49th Battery 13th Brigade Australian Field artillery   

Place of Birth   Ullino Victoria

Next of Kin   His father W Richardson of Lower Malvern Rd East Malvern formally of Mardan

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 18/3/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 28 years, 5’ 7”, 140 pounds, grey eyes and dark hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Master pearl diver

Date and place of death

He was killed in action 24/4/1918 near Amiens

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension Picardie France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He came from Mardan 

Francis-Laurence-Weir-RichardsonMilitary History

  • His full name Richardson Francis Weir Lawrence
  • Rose Gardner was engaged to Frank who was a pearl diver at Broome. Roy Gardner was also pearl diver. They both went to Broome to make money. Frank gave Rose a pearl set in a gold pendant. She wore it always and never married.
  • 18/3/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 4/6/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Port Macquarie
  • 21/7/15 He arrived in Lemnos and went to Gallipoli
  • 14/11/15 He received shrapnel wound to the right leg at Suvla
  • 18/11/15 He embarked from Mudros and went to Alexandria
  • 23/3/16 He recovered and rejoined his unit in Ismalia
  • 7/4/16 He transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade and was posted to the 52nd Battery
  • 11/4/16 He was mustered as a driver at Ferry Post
  • 14/5/16He was mustered as a gunner
  • 16/6/16 He embarks Alexandria on the Tunisian
  • 24/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 9/7/16 He transferred to the 25th Field Artillery Brigade
  • 4/9/16 He went to school for instruction
  • 3/10/16 He returned from signals school
  • 24/1/17 He transferred to 13 Field Artillery Brigade and was posted to the 49th Battery
  • 22/2/17 He was in hospital with scabies
  • 1/3/17 He returned to unit
  • 4/5/17 He was granted a furlough
  • 26/6/17He was promoted to bombardier
  • 23/1/18 He was granted furlough
  • 3/2/18 He rejoined his unit
  • 4/2/18 He was promoted to Corporal
  • 1/3/18 He was granted a furlough
  • 28/3/18 He rejoined his unit
  • 24/4/18 He was killed in action
  • 22/7/67 His brother Hugh Leona Richardson of Subiaco applied for his Gallipoli medal.

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