Capt Frederick John Richards KSA, RFA

1875 Feb 21. Born Stoke Damerel, Devon

1881 census at 15 St Stephens Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon

1891 census, his father is a Labourer. They are living at the same address, but he is not there.

1890 Jul 24 Enlists in Royal Artillery

1899 Mar 7 Married (in Devon ?)

1902 KSA with 66 Battery in South Africa

1914 Dec 20 Commissioned 2nd Lt (I think he is a Sergeant in 1911 census but is in as "Frederick James Richards")

1915 May 9. Promoted Lt

1915 Jun 11. Promoted temp Capt

1917 Feb 3. Requests a wound pension

1921 Jan 11. Retired from Army on retired pay

1920 Dec 29 Joined ADRIC with service no 1386. Posted to A Coy

1921 Feb 26 Posted to Depot

1921 Apr 16. Division CQM in charge of stores and promoted Section Leader HQ

1922 Jan .11 Posted to Holyhead

1922 Jun 1 A child born to him and Miss Hyde at Reading - Eileen Elizabeth RIchards (she died unmarried in Haverfordwest in 1985)

1927 Aug This is him as Co Sec of Mobile Catering Co, which he still was a director when he died

1932 Married his long time mistress

1936 May 1. Died . He had tried to pass off his first marriage (to Rite M Hyde) as being to the lady he married in 1932, when he tried to regularise the situation. But the army refused her a pension



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