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.
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.
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.
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