Born: 19th September 1883, Maidstone, Kent.

Died: 24th May 1916; age 31; KiA at Souchy, France.

Enlisted in the volunteer force 1903. On the outbreak of war joined the Royal Field Artillery – 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th March 1915 – France.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 1077

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 6th London Brigade, ‘C’ Battery, 236th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Cabaret-Rouge-British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Joseph Alfred & Kate Richards, of Maidstone, Kent; Husband of Ellen Kate Richards, of 1, Ainslie Road, Ipswich.




1891   45, Union Street, Maidstone, Kent.


Alfred was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings and maternal aunts & uncles.

Joseph Alfred Richards, 34, a Lithographic Printer, born London.

Kate Richards (nee Powell), 33, born Tottenham, Middlesex.

Walter Alfred Richards, 10, born Maidstone.

Rosa Kate Richards, 8, born Maidstone.

Frank Powell, 21, a Labourer, born Maidstone.

Eleanor Powell, 16, born Maidstone.

Alice Powell, 14, born Maidstone.

Archie Powell, 19, a Sugar Boiler, born Maidstone.


1901   Durban Villas, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, Leicestershire.


Alfred was 17 years old, a Carpenter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 44, a Litho Printer Foreman.

Kate, 43.

Walter, 20, a Litho Printer machine Minder.

Rosa, 19, a Shop Assistant – Draper.


1911   84, Berners Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 27 years old, a Carpenter – Builder. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Joseph, 54, a Litho Printer.

Kate, 53.

Walter, 30.

1 general domestic servant.


On the 28th September 1911, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich. Alfred married Ellen Kate Fisher, born 1882, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Margaret Joan Richards, born November 1912, Ipswich.


Royal Field Artillery, 6th London Brigade, ‘C’ Battery, 236th Brigade



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