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VC476   Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson

BORN   23 September 1872

DIED   15 December 1932   AGE   60

VC Won   5 July 1900   AGE   27

Place VC Won    Wolve Spruit, Standerton (also Wolvespruit)

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Arthur Herbert Lindsay Richardson  No.   

VC Issue No.   476   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Canadian Forces, Lord Strathcona's Horse


Now   Lord Strathconas Horse, Royal Canadians, Canadian Army

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   17 Leicester Street, Southport, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Mill Road Hospital, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St James Cemetery, St James Road, Liverpool, Merseyside


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 57679

Gazetted   14 September 1900

VC Presented   25 July 1901 by King Edward VII at St James' Palace, Pall Mall, London, England


P  Headstone, St James Cemetery, St James Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Southport Garden of Remembrance, Lancashire

Plaque at Royal Canadian Mounted Police Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

By The Way…

First member of a Canadian Regiment to be awarded the VC

Headstone erected 1994, not on exact location of grave

VC Held By

National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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