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VC592   Alfred Joseph Richards

BORN   21 June 1879

DIED   21 May 1953   AGE   73

VC Won    25 April 1915   AGE   35

Place VC Won   W Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Alfred Joseph Richards   No.   1293   ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   592   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, C Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Plymouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 69 Astonville Street, Southfields, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Block U-794 (Class H-31059)

Gazetted   24 August 1915

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England

P  Richards Way, Putney Vale Cemetery, London

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon

By The Way…

A new headstone was put up in 1967

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Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M.



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