Ernest Lloyd Forest1

M, #40367, b. 23 September 1891
Father*David A. Forest1
Mother*Margaret (?)1
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 23 September 1891 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1 Pte. Ernest Lloyd Forest was buried on 22 April 1916 at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium, 1 1/2 miles SSE of Ypres.1
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "! Forest, Scottie".
Commemorated on the Asquith Cemetery WWI Plaque:
     "E. FOREST"
Other comments:
     Ernest Lloyd Forest appears to be the best candidate for Scottie Forest (Honour Roll) and E. Forest (WWI Memorial Plaque).
Analysis:
     Of the three candidates I found, this is the only one with Saskatchewan references in his service file. The other two were from Nova Scotia, with one including references to Port Arthur, Ontario.2,3

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Ernest Lloyd Forest began military service on 29 December 1914 at the age of 23 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, joining Machine Gun Section No. 506 of the 32nd Battalion. He had had his medical examination at Saskatoon on 12 Nov 1914. He was an unmarried Decorator. Elsewhere in his military file he gave his occupation as a painter. He had previous military experience with the Bute Mountain Battery and 29th Horse "A" Company (B.L.H.) He was described as being 5' 7" with a fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Margaret Forest of Millport, Buteshire, Scotland. He was assigned regimental number 81266.1
     On 23 February 1915 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked with his unit on the "S.S. Vaderland" arriving in England on 07 Mar 1915.1
     On 2 May 1915 he arrived in France, joining the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment.1
     On 21 March 1916 a correction to his surname from Forrest to Forest was recorded in his file.1 Pte. Ernest Lloyd Forest was killed in action on 22 April 1916 at Belgium. This occurred in the vicinity of Zillebeck
End of Military Service section.1

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Ernest Lloyd Forest AKA Forrest. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  3. [S9561] Asquith Cemetery WWI Memorial Plaque Photo by C. Sehn, Facebook (unknown repository address), In response to my request in the Asquithians group, Chantelle Sehn posted photos of the WWI and WWII plaques that are on the Asquith Cemetery gate pillars.

Margaret (?)1

F, #40368
Last Edited6 Jan 2020
     Margaret married David A. Forest.1
     Margaret Forest was listed as next-of-kin on her son Ernest's attestation (enlistment) papers.1

Family

David A. Forest
Child

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Ernest Lloyd Forest AKA Forrest. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

David A. Forest1

M, #40369
Last Edited6 Jan 2020
     David married Margaret (?).1

Family

Margaret (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Ernest Lloyd Forest AKA Forrest. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Frederick Brooks Richardson1

M, #40370, b. 11 July 1898, d. 12 December 1952
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown2 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 11 July 1898 at RM of Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada, according to the Manitoba Birth Index.2 Alternatively, he was born on 11 July 1899 Carman Post Office, at RM of Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada, according to his WWI enlistment papers.1,3
     He died on 12 December 1952 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at age 54.1,4 Frederick Brooks Richardson was buried at Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.5
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "Richardson, Fred" of the Asquith district.
Family Background:
     Robert and Margaret "Maggie" Richardson and their family came west from Ontario, settling in the Carmen, Manitoba area for several years before moving on to the Asquith district in 1906. In 1916, two sons, Henry/Harry and Fred, volunteered for service in the CEF. Both were wounded during their service. Robert died in 1922. After she left Asquith, Maggie moved to Kerrobert and then in 1948, to Saskatoon. She lived to the age of 84, dying in 1955.
Other comments:
     Fred volunteered 27 Mar 1916, the same day as Ben Knapp, who was also from Asquith. At the attack on Aug 15, 1917 at Hill 70, Lens, France, he was severely wounded and Ben was killed. Fred was struck by shrapnel including his neck, left arm, both legs and back resulting in impaired use of his left hand and weakness in his right leg. After being operated on at a clearing station, he spend 14 days in hospital in France, 8 months in England, and after being invalided to Canada, 2 1/2 months at the hospital in Regina and 4 months in Winnipeg.6

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Fred Brooks Richardson of Asquith P.O began military service on 27 March 1916 at the age of 17 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 6" with brown hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Robert Richardson of Asquith P.O.. He was assigned regimental number 204581.1
     On 26 September 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he sailed with his unit on the "S.S. Laconia." They landed in Liverpool, England 10 days later, on 06 Oct 1916. The next day, he was hospitalized with diptheria at the 1st Western General Hospital in Liverpool and was discharged 17 Nov 1916.1
     On 21 April 1917 at France he joined the 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry.1
     On 15 August 1917 at Hill 70, Lens, France, he was wounded in the field and was hospitalized 2 days later with multiple gun shot wounds, later diagnosed as multiple shrapnel wounds to his head and neck but also including his back and both legs. He was initially operated on in the clearing station in France before being transferred He passed through several hospitals in England before being invalided to Canada 06 May 1918 on the "Landovery Castle" from Avonmouth, arriving in Halifax ten days later. Again, he passed through several hospitals, including St. Chad's in Regina and the Manitoba Military Hospital in Winnepeg.1 Pte. Fred Brooks Richardson ended military service as part of general demobilization on 3 January 1919 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, being medically unfit for further war service. He was described as having multiple gun shot wounds to his left hand & left forearm with damage to the ulnar nerve, affecting contraction of his left fingers. Elsewhere in his file it is noted he had impaired function of his right leg and left forearm. After his discharge he lived at the Army and Navy Veterans , Main Street, Winnipeg.
End of Military Service section.1

Census Data

     Freddy B. Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of his parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.3
     Fred Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.6

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Fred Brooks Richardson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Birth: Frederick Richardson. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  3. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S9888] WikiTree (Publisher: WikiTree), Intersting.com, Inc. (WikiTree), WikiTree search page; "This user submitted collaborative web site will contain data of varying degrees of accuracy."; cited as "WikiTree., Frederick Brooke (sic) Richardson (1898 - 1952).
  5. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Pvt Frederick Brooke Richarson
    Grave marker transcription:
    Pte. Frederick B. Richardson 48th Batt. C.E.F. 1898 - 1952 Lest We Forget.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Robert Richardson1,2,3

M, #40371, b. 29 June 1857, d. 21 November 1922
Father*Edwin Richardson4
Mother*Agnes Brooks4
Last Edited19 Jan 2020
     He was born on 29 June 1857 at Canada West, United Province of Canada.3 Robert married Maggie Brown on 5 March 1884 at Seymour Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008235.5,4,2,3
     He died on 21 November 1922 at age 65.6,2 Robert Richardson was buried on 22 November 1922 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.6
     Robert Richardson of Asquith Post Office was listed as next-of-kin on his son Fred's attestation (enlistment) papers.1      Robert Richardson of Asquith, Saskatchewan was listed as next-of-kin on his son Harry's attestation (enlistment) papers.7

Census Data

     Robert Richardson and Margret appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba, enumerated 31 March 1901. Robert was enumerated as a farmer and a Presbyterian. Their children Sarah M, Cassie, Charlie, Laura Bell, Freddy B., Henry B (sic) and Gordon were listed as living with them.3
     In 1906, Robert and Margaret moved from from Manitoba to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.8
     In the obituary of Margaret Richardson who died 20 February 1955, her husband, Robert Richardson was listed as predeceased.2

Family

Margret Brown b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Marriage*Robert married Maggie Brown on 5 March 1884 at Seymour Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008235.5,4,2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Fred Brooks Richardson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9889] Deaths: Richardson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1955, Page 20, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Margaret Richardson. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  3. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.
  5. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Birth: Frederick Richardson. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  6. [S256] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon., Robert Richardson.
  7. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private Harry Del Richardson.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Maud Richardson. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

Margret Brown1

F, #40372, b. 19 March 1860, d. 20 February 1955
Father*James Brown2
Mother*Jane Shoals2
Last Edited2 Feb 2020
     She was born on 19 March 1860 at Canada West, United Province of Canada.3 Maggie married Robert Richardson on 5 March 1884 at Seymour Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008235.1,2,4,3
     She died on 20 February 1955 in a local hospital at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 94.4
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Robert Richardson.4 Margaret Richardson was buried on 23 February 1955 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.5,4

Census Data

     Robert Richardson and Margret appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba, enumerated 31 March 1901. Robert was enumerated as a farmer and a Presbyterian. Their children Sarah M, Cassie, Charlie, Laura Bell, Freddy B., Henry B (sic) and Gordon were listed as living with them.3
     She also went by the name of Maggie Richardson.6
     In 1906, Margaret and Robert moved from from Manitoba to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 February 1955 .4

Family

Robert Richardson b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Marriage*Maggie married Robert Richardson on 5 March 1884 at Seymour Twp., Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008235.1,2,4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Birth: Frederick Richardson. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  2. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Robert Richardson & Maggie Brown.
  3. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S9889] Deaths: Richardson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Feb 1955, Page 20, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Margaret Richardson. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  5. [S256] Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Internet Site , unknown repository, Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Alphabetical Interment pages; "This index gives the name, grave number, Block/Plot/Section id and date of death"; cited as "Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon., Margaret Richardson.
  6. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Maud Richardson. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Fred Brooks Richardson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Maud M. Richardson1

F, #40373, b. 20 August 1886, d. 8 February 1986
Father*Robert Richardson1,2,3 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1,2,3 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     She was born on 20 August 1886 at Havelock, Belmont & Metheun Twp., Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 026677.2,4,3 Maud married Duncan A. McDonald in 1924.4
     She died on 8 February 1986 at Olivet Lodge, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 99.4,2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Duncan A. McDonald.4
     He assigned his pay 1 Feb 1918 to his sister,Maud M. Richardson of Saskatoon; joining the 96th Battalion, Canadian Highlanders.1
     Her name was recorded as Maud Richardson on her birth registration.2,3
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 February 1986 .4

Family

Duncan A. McDonald d. 23 Nov 1968
Marriage*Maud married Duncan A. McDonald in 1924.4 

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Fred Brooks Richardson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name:     Maud Richardson. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  3. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S9891] Deaths: McDonald, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 Feb 1896, Page 14, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Maude McDonald. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Duncan A. McDonald1

M, #40375, d. 23 November 1968
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     Duncan married Maud M. Richardson in 1924.1
     He died on 23 November 1968.1
     In the obituary of Maud M. Richardson who died 8 February 1986, her husband, Duncan A. McDonald was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Maud M. Richardson b. 20 Aug 1886, d. 8 Feb 1986

Citations

  1. [S9891] Deaths: McDonald, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 10 Feb 1896, Page 14, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Maude McDonald. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Sarah M Richardson1

F, #40376, b. 25 February 1885
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited9 Jan 2020
     She was born on 25 February 1885 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Sarah M Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of her parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.1
     Sarah M Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with her parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Cassie Richardson1

F, #40377, b. 6 February 1889
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     She was born on 6 February 1889 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Cassie Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of her parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.1
     Cassie Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with her parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Charlie Richardson1

M, #40378, b. 16 August 1890
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     He was born on 16 August 1890 at Ontario, Canada.1

Census Data

     Charlie Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of his parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.1
     Charlie Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Laura Bell Richardson1

F, #40379, b. 25 March 1894
Father*Robert Richardson1 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown1 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited8 Jan 2020
     She was born on 25 March 1894 at Manitoba, Canada.1

Census Data

     Laura Bell Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of her parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.1
     Laura Bell Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with her parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Harry Del Richardson1

M, #40380, b. 22 August 1896
Father*Robert Richardson2 b. 29 Jun 1857, d. 21 Nov 1922
Mother*Margret Brown2 b. 19 Mar 1860, d. 20 Feb 1955
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 22 August 1896 at Manitoba, Canada.2
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     ! Richardson, Harry of Asquith.
Family Background:
     See the section above for his brother, Fred Richardson and their family background
Other comments:
     This appears to be the H. Richardson included on the Town of Asquith Roll of Honor published in TAR, and highlighted as having died. Note that he was not included on the WWI Memorial plaque at the Asquith Cemetery.
     Harry survived the war. There are no "Richardson" entries included in the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial which is informally associated with the WWI memorial on the Saskatchewan legislative grounds in Regina. Harry had been wounded and hospitalized but lived to sign his demobilization papers. He then relocated to Kerrobert and later to Acme and Didsbury, Alberta.3

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Harry Del Richardson of Asquith began military service on 3 August 1916 at the age of 19 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 217th Overseas Battalion. He was an unmarried mechanic and farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 8 1/4" with blue eyes, brown hair and a medium fair complexion. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, Robert Richardson of Asquith. He was assigned regimental number 276525.1
     In June 1917 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked on the "S.S. Olympic," arriving at Liverpool on 9 Jun 1917.1
     On 8 November 1917 at France he was posted to the 46th Battalion.1
     On 29 September 1918 at No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, Dannes Camiers, Pas de Calais, France, he was hospitalized for a bullet wound to his left elbow. This was infected and several days later surgery found a bullet fragment wrapped in khaki lodged in the wound. He was moved to hospitals in England and was eventually discharged on 17 Mar 1919. On 16 Apr 1919 he was invalided to Canada aboard the "S.S. Belgic" landing at Halifax on the 23rd.1 Pte. Harry Dell Richardson ended military service as part of general demobilization on 27 April 1919 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with no sign of disability from his wound. He intended to go to Kerrobert, Saskatchewan.
End of Military Service section.1

Census Data

     Henry B (sic) Richardson appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of RM of Dufferin, Manitoba in the household of his parents, Robert Richardson and Margret Richardson.2
     Harry Del Richardson moved to the Asquith district, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with his parents Robert Richardson and Margaret Richardson and family in 1906.3

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (PDF): Private Harry Del Richardson. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9890] Robert Richardsin household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dufferin, Lisgar, Manitoba; Page: 1; Family: 2, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  3. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).