1915 Star. Richardson. RFA. Dewsbury. Sentenced to 6 months with hard labour for theft, later suspended. GSW face


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Correctly named L-18965 A Bmbr K Richardson RFA

Knowles was born in Dewsbury in 1888. He was a plumber when he enlisted with the 155th West Yorkshire Brigade RFA, 1st Battery on the 22/4/1915.

His address at the time of enlistment was 22 Stanley Terrace, Savile Town, Dewsbury. He went to France on 31/12/1915.

In April 1917 he was transferred to 161 Brigade and then wounded. Reports state GSW to face. In May 1917, we find him sentenced to 6 months with hard labour for stealing the property of a comrade. This sentence was later suspended and he was busted to the ranks.

His Parents were George and Fanny Richardson. He married Edith Senior in 1923 and in 1939, we find him living at 7 Laithes Croft, Dewsbury and working again as a plumber.

Knowles died in 1969.

Medal on modern ribbon.

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