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RAMC profile of:
Francis Graham RICHARDS M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
London on 12th November 1873

Service Number:

TF Number:

Rank: Maj

Unit: 14th Field Ambulance

Attached To:

Enlistment Location:

Also Served:

Outcome: Killed in action

Date Died: 05/03/1915
Age Died: 40

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: Belgium - Nieuwkerke (Neuve-Eglise) Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen

Awards: MiDx2

Gazette Reference: 17/2/1915 & 26/6/1915
 


Other Information:

Francis was educated at St Bartholomew's Hospital - entering as a student in 1893, he qualified M.R.C.S. (Eng), L.R.C.P. (Lond) in 1899. He gained a commission within the Medical Services at the rank of Lieutenant on 17th November 1899, then served in South Africa from 1899-1902 - being present at the relief of Lady-smith, the battle of Spion Kop, as well as other actions. On the 17th November 1902, he was promoted to Captain and served in India until 1905. Francis went to Jamaica from 1908-1912 - during which time he was promoted again to the rank of Major on 17th August 1911. He was stationed at Queenstown at the outbreak of war. Francis entered the war in France on 20th August 1914. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Edward Richards of Amos Vale, Rostrevor, Co. Down; and the husband of Florence Agnes Richards (nee Dawson) of 21 Spencer Hill, Wimbledon.


 
Additional Information: Date Added: Tuesday 31 July, 2012
 
Francis's final resting place [Photograph courtesy of Mark Banning]


  
 
 
 
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