Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter R. 

Leonard Wilfred - Wilfred Leonard Richardson

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:11th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born Wilfred Leonard Richardson during the September quarter 1886 in the
Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/185, the youngest son of Charles & Margaret
Richardson (nee Hignet).

1891 Census - 32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham.     Son (listed as Leonard)
- aged: 4 - Scholar - born: Altrincham.    Head of household - Charles
Richardson - Married - aged: 52 - occ: Builders Carter - born: Crewe,
Cheshire.    Also - Margaret Richardson - Wife - aged: 46 - occ: Grocer -
born: Crewe.   Plus 9 elder siblings, mostly born at Wybunbury and

His father died in 1894 and his mother in 1896, leaving their daughters -
Agnes and Margaret, to run the Confectionery business. 

1901 Census - 32 Greenwood Street, Altrincham.    Brother (actually the
brother-in-Law) - aged: 14 - born: Altrincham.    Head of household -
William Richardson - Married - aged: 35 - occ: House Painter - born:
Altrincham.   Also - Agnes Richardson (nee Richardson) - Wife (to William
and Leonard's sister who married William Richardson) - aged: 32 - born:
Whistaston, Cheshire. Plus 2 elder siblings (not including Agnes) and 2
young nieces.

1911 Census - 14 Osborne Road,  Altrincham.     Brother - Unmarried - aged:
25 - occ: House Painter - born: Altrincham.    Head of household - Frank
(Francis A) Richardson - Married - aged: 37 - occ: Joiner - born: Chorlton.
   Also Ellen Richardson - Wife (to Frank) - aged: 33 - born: Baguley.   
Plus 2 young nieces and 1 young nephew.

Married - Charlotte Louise Fagan during the September quarter 1911 in the
Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/379.   In 1911, Charlotte was in service at Hale.

Member of St. Margaret's Institute Bible Class.

He had served at Gallipoli and had ony been in France a few weeks when he
was killed.

Death reported in the 25/08/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Leonard Wilfred on RoH and the local newspaper.    Wilfred on Cenotaph on
SDGW and the CWGC and on his headstone.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917.

Memorials found on:
St. Margaret's (Dunham Massey)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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