Private William Richards 22839

Soldier Factfile

Name:  Private William Richards 22839

Date of Birth:  1895

Address:   Holly House, 56,Cropstone (Cropston) Road, Anstey

The house was built for William and Sarah at the time of their marriage in 1885 with 2 shares in the Land Society, known locally as ‘Bottom Lanny’

Parents Names:  

William Hughes Richards (Boot & Shoe Manufacturer – Employer)


Occupation before the war:  Shoe clicker (Boot manufacturer)

Siblings Names:

Daniel b.1887

Lucy b.1896

Mary Ann b. 1900

Date Died:   8.1.1919

Age:  24

Place of Death:  Belgium

Place of Burial/Memorial: Q 6, Charleroi Communal Cemetery

Cause of death:   Died of wounds



Coldstream Guards

No.4 Company


Victory Medal

British Medal

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Father’s company was Graves, Jackson, Richards and PIckett in Gladstone Street, Anstey