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Help to find Arthur Richardson

Sparrow

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Hello,

I've been searching for Pte. Arthur Richardson of the 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. His service number was 201353 and he died on 17th January 1918 and is buried in Palestine.

Can someone help me to find his details please? I have tried searching on the Commonwealth War Graves site but found nothing. Perhaps my search is at fault. I was also told he joined up sometime before WW1.

Who would his battalion have been fighting and why in Palestine? Anyone enlighten me please?

Thank you,
Julia
 

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He is on the Commonwealth Graves site under his initial only but it does not give you much more than you already have.

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Thanks Barbara,

I didn't think to check by initial only. He was born in Cophill, Bedfordshire. I understand he is on the 1911 census aged 18.

He was my gt. uncle and all I have is an original photo of his grave. The grave looks new and there are others. There is a wooden cross engraved with his details and I was told many years ago that he was buried in Palestine.

Julia
 

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Ramleh War Cemetery is where he is buried. There are a few documents next to his name but had a quick look and not much info but it will tell you exactly where he is.

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Julia, I have found the Army Registers of soldiers effects for Arthur if you are interested. Looks like his mother Mary is mentioned. Send me a private message if you want this.

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Good morning Barbara,

I did send you a private message as you requested but so far I haven't had a reply.

I am interested please in seeing the Army Registers of soldiers effects for Arthur.

Thank you,
Julia
 

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Hi Julia,
You may have tried their website, and if you have, I apologise. There is a part of it that refers to 'searching for an ancestor', which may or may not help. Another source to be tried is the British Army Museum, although I'm not sure what their archives contain.
Hope this helps.
Brian
 
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