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Anyone have access to GR`s Military deaths WWI .

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Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 13 Jan 2013 20:10

I`m looking for Alfred Richards...

I cant find him on CWGC site.

GR`s ref...
Richards Alfred . Colston Bassett, Notts. 235146 Colston Bassett.

I`m wanting to know if he he died as a Prisoner of War in Germany
I have a death date of 21 Nov 1918 ? (10 days after armistice)



AnnCardiff Report 13 Jan 2013 20:14


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 13 Jan 2013 20:18

I`m not sure Ann :-S


JoyBoroAngel Report 13 Jan 2013 20:19

message monty he helped me no end :-D


Guinevere Report 13 Jan 2013 20:30

I've found him, Budgie.

I'll send the details to you.



Choccy Report 13 Jan 2013 20:31

UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

Name: Alfred Richards
Birth Place: Colston Bassett, Notts
Residence: Colston Bassett
Death Date: 24 Nov 1918
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Newark, Notts
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment
Battalion: 2/5th Battalion
Number: 235146
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 80327, Notts & Derby Regt.

Rank: Private
Service No:235146
Date of Death:24/11/1918
Regiment/Service:East Lancashire Regiment
2nd/5th Bn.
Grave ReferenceVII. G. 3.


Kucinta Report 13 Jan 2013 20:33

Armed Forces registration event: Death

Name: RICHARDS, Alfred
Unit: East Lancashire Regiment
Rank: Private
Number: 235146
Year: 1918
Volume: I.15
Page: 383
Record source: GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921)

You could send for the cert and see what it says.


George_of_Westbury Report 13 Jan 2013 21:11

unless you have this

but he has a medal card,

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
about Alfred Richards
Name: Alfred Richards
Regiment or Corps: East Lancashire Regiment, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment R
Regimental Number: 235146, 268704


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 13 Jan 2013 21:47

Sorry for delay got called away .

Thanks ever so much folks .

The Information I have is was what I scribbled down 14yrs ago in a grotty little notepad. (its just turned up again tonight)
I was looking for ancestors graves in the old derelict St Mary`s church cemetery Colston Bassett. (Derelict from about 1900.)

The inscription about Alfred Richards was on another persons`s gravestone.
It simply said ..

To the memory of
Alfred Richards
Died. 21 Nov 1918
age 21
P.o.W in Germany

Thanks again, much apreciated. :-)