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Richardson, J.H., Sgt., D.C.M., M.M., 1914-18 (1956)

Chester Chronicle 19/11/1915

Photo: Dorothy Hall

Photo: Dorothy Hall

Photo: Dorothy Hall

In St. Paul's Churchyard is a headstone which reads:-

In loving memory of
John Hogarth
the dearly loved son of
James Henry and Elizabeth Richardson
of West Pelton born 29 March 1907
Died 25th March 1924

Right side

also Elizabeth Richardson
dearly beloved wife of
James H. Richardson
who died Jan. 4th 1955
Aged 73 years
also the above
James H. Richardson D.C.M., M.M.
who died July 16th 1956
aged 80 years

The Chester-le-Street Chronicle 07/02/1919 reports:-

Notable Service

Sergt. J.H. Richardson, D.C.M. of the Royal Engineers, 28th Stone Street, Grange Villa has been awarded the Military Medal. This makes three medals and two certificates that he has gained during hostilities and in August 1915 was awarded the D.C.M. and also a special parchment certificate from the Major General, and for the same brave deed which gained him the D.C.M. he was presented with the Royal Humane Society's Medal and Certificate. Sergt. Richardson has just returned home after serving four years in France.

James Henry Richardson is not remembered on a local War Memorial.

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk