Theodore Bertrude Squire RICHARDSON

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RICHARDSON, Theodore Bertrude Squire

Service Number: 3258
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Laura, South Australia, 26 October 1888
Home Town: Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Brick-maker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3258, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3258, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE T. B. S. RICHARDSON.

Mrs M. Richardson, of John-street, Hindmarsh, has been officially notified that her husband, Private T. B. S. Richardson, was killed in action on August 5 (within three days of the second anniversary of his wedding). He left for the front on January 12 last. He had been through several actions unscathed. Private Richardson was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Richardson, of John-street, Hindmarsh. He was of a kindly disposition, and endeared himself to all who were associated with him.

He was for two years and nine months in the employ of the Municipal Tramways Trust, and was very popular with his fellow employes. He resigned from the Trust to follow his calling as brickmaker, and he was a member of the Brickmakers' Union, in the activities of which he displayed great interest. He was a keen follower of athletic sports, and at one time was a playing member of the West Torrens junior football club." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 18 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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