Capt Frederick John Richards KSA, RFA

1875 Feb 21. Born Stoke Damerel, Devon

1881 census at 15 St Stephens Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon

1891 census, his father is a Labourer. They are living at the same address, but he is not there.

1890 Jul 24 Enlists in Royal Artillery

1902 KSA with 66 Battery in South Africa

1914 Dec 20 Commissioned 2nd Lt (I think he is a Sergeant in 1911 census but is in as "Frederick James Richards")

1915 May 9. Promoted Lt

1915 Jun 11. Promoted temp Capt

1917 Feb 3. Requests a wound pension

1921 Jan 11. Retired from Army on retired pay

1920 Dec 29 Joined ADRIC with service no 1386. Posted to A Coy

1921 Feb 26 Posted to Depot

1921 Apr 16. Division CQM in charge of stores and promoted Section Leader HQ

1922 Jan .11 Posted to Holyhead

1936 May 1. Died . He had tried to pass off his first marriage as being to the lady he married in 1932, when he tried to regularise the situation. But the army refused her a pension



WO 339/22044