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About George Harold Richardson

Date of Birth
24 February 1898

Service Number
J36315 36315

Birth Place
Staindrop Darlington Durham England

Date of Death
1 March 1981 83y

Place of Death
Darlington Durham England

Relationships

Parents
Thomas Richardson born abt 1875 and Margaret (nee Hood) born abt 1878 Married 17 April 1897 Cockfield, Durham, England

Siblings
Florence born abt 1900, John born abt 1903

Marriage
Beatrice Doris Wallace Q3 1945 SW Durham, England

Children
Dorothy born abt 1940,

Career

Service
Royal Navy

Unit
HMSs Ganges, Mars, Swale, Cherwell

Rank
Boy Signalman

Enlisted Address
West End Staindrop Durham England

Medals
Star, Victory Medal and British War Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1910 -1915 Garden labourer Raby Estates 1919 onwards Raby Forestry and Low Coniscliffe Tomato Nurseries

Campaigns
1915-1919 Dardanelles, English Channel and North Sea

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Mulberry House West End Staindrop Durham England 1911 Mulberry House West End Staindrop Durham England

Absent Voters Roll
George Harold Richardson West End Staindrop 36315 R.N.Barracks Portsmouth

Electoral Roll
1920 -1930 West End Staindrop Durham England (with parents)

1939 Register
The Square, Staindrop, Durham, England Estate timber hauler - Forestry heavy work Police War Reserve Durham Co. Special Co

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Probate lists, daughter Dorothy (nee Richardson) Morris

Notes
Harold was invalided in 1919 due to Neurasthenia After the war he spent some time at Leeds Art College. Harold was responsible for the beautiful calligraphy and artwork in the Book of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church Staindrop completed in 1922.

- Research by JP