- Surnames starting with the letter R. 

Arnold Richardson

Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Army Service Corps
Country of burial:EgyptGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Alamein Mem
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1913 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/1204, the son of Richmond Thomas & Ada Richardson (nee Lethbridge).

Married Mary J. Lee during the December quarter 1938 in the Barton upon
Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/1264.

1939 National Registration - 20 Lucy Street, Stretford.   Arnold Richardson
- Married - born: 12th September 1913 - occ: Plasterer.   Mary J.
Richardson - Married - born: 11th October 1915 - occ: Boxmaker.   They were
residing with Mary's mother (Ellen Lee), her brother - (James Lee) and her
sister (Annie Lee).

The Desert Rats website has the following details under the heading Axis
Counter Offensive (January- February 1942):-

Following the "Crusader" battles, both sides settled into defensive
positions, where they "licked their wounds", but having received some
reinforcements on 5th January, the Germans counter-attacked on 21st January
1942. The renewed German offensive took the British by surprise and it
stuck the newly arrived British 1st Armoured Division. 

His widow married Alfred Gidley in 1946.

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