Kenneth Cornelius RICHARDSON

Badge Number: 1058, Sub Branch: Glencoe
1058

RICHARDSON, Kenneth Cornelius

Service Numbers: 2709, 336
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Eurelia, S.A, 27 April 1884
Home Town: Unley, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Natural causes, Mount Gambier, South Australia, 9 January 1942, aged 57 years
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
Memorials: Caltowie Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 2709, 4th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 336, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
22 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 336, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 336

Kenneth Cornelius Richardson

Lake Terrace Cemetery-In Memory of Kenneth C Richardson, beloved husband of Beatrice, loving father of Alex, Alice and Fiona. Died 9 Jan 1942. Also Sarah Beatrice Richardson, 11 Mar 1888 – 25 Jun 1982.
Kenneth Cornelius Richardson was born at Eurelia, near the Flinders Ranges, in 1884, the son of Alexander and Constance Richardson. His Grandfather, William Richardson, was an early settler to South Australia, arriving in 1837 on the ship ‘Lady Superb’.
At the age of 18 years, Kenneth served as a trooper during the Boer War. Then at age 30 he again served as a Regimental Sergeant Major during World War One. He saw active service in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli and France.
In 1920 he married Miss Sarah Beatrice Daw, daughter of Eugene and Alice Daw. They made their home at Kapunda and had a family of three, Alexander, Alice and Fiona. Sarah was born at Kapunda, her father was a local butcher and farmer.
About 1930 Kenneth and Sarah came to Mount Gambier with their family. Kenneth had been appointed Inspector of Lands and was involved with soldier settlements in the area.
Kenneth passed away suddenly after a short illness in 1942. He was 57 years of age. His family did not stay long in Mount Gambier after his death. Sarah returned to her home town of Kapunda where she passed away in 1982 at the age of 93 years.

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