Project Description

PHILIP HENRY RICHMOND 1891–1958

RGA

Born 1891 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 8th February 1891, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married in 1912 to Gertrude Coote. Children, Sidney William born 20th January 1913, George Philip and Frank Edward born 4 February 1915..

Died 17th December 1958 age 67, Lewisham Hospital, London.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 15 January 1894

1891 Census

Age 5 months living with father Philip, a carter, mother Mary, sisters Mary Fanny 11 and Edith 8.

1901 Census

Age 10 living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent between The Manvers Public House and the school, with father Philip, a cottager and carter, mother Mary, sisters Edith A., 18, a sewing machinist, Florence 5 and a servant Edward Sheffield.

1911 Census

Age 20 working and living on the farm on Main Road (now known as Richmond House) with his father Philip who is now recorded as a farmer, mother Mary and sister Florence Lillian 15.

1913 – occupation given as butcher on son Sydney William’s baptismal record.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier (on demobilisation)

Service Number: 151422

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but likely to have been France and Flanders

Attested: 10.12.1915

Occupation: sword smither living in Sheffield. Height 5ft 6ins, chest 40ins, weight 168lbs

Next of kin: Gertrude Richmond, 5 Eastwood Yard, Bingham Rd, Radcliffe on Trent (wife)

27.3.17: Mobilised

5.9. 17: Posted to British Expeditionary Force

26.2.18: Given leave due to the death of his 5 year old son, Sidney William, who was knocked down and killed by motor lorry. Inquest held 27.2.1918. On son’s death certificate Philip Henry is described as a butcher.

Acting bombardier in Cologne. Wasn’t discharged until 16.10.1919, though had been on leave.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Eastwood Cottages, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

He is listed in 1914 Wright’s directory as a butcher at 81 Arkwright Street, Nottingham. He is recorded as a butcher in his father’s will in 1926

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Philip Henry Richmond living with wife Gertrude

1939 Register

Address: 99 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham.

Occupation: Meat salesman.

His wife Gertrude born 21.12.1888 was living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent with son Edward Frank, a transport driver.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.