Lt Arthur Richardson, Essex Yeo

1892 Apr 22. born Bettws Neuydd, Monmouthshire

1892 May 29 baptised

1901 census

1911 census at 6 Granville Villas Granville Road S Woodford

1914 Jul 22. until 1915 May 19. A trooper in British South Africa Police in Rhodesia

FRONTIER PATROLS A History of the British South Africa Police & Other Rhodesian Forces lists him as an Acting Corporal in the Southern Rhodesia Column.

1914 Aug 10. The Company put the BSAP on a war footing.   On the 21st of the following month the BSAP mounted a joint operation with the Northern Rhodesia Police (NRP), another BSAC administered unit, to bloodlessly seize the German post at Schuckmannsberg in the Caprivi Strip of German South West Africa (GSWA - now Namibia) that stretched almost to Victoria Falls.

1915 Nov 9. Essex Yeomanry. Arthur Richardson to be Second Lieutenant .

RAF record

1917 Aug 22. Transfers as 2nd Lt in RFC

1918 Aug 17 Relinquished commission. He is Lt by then (LG 6 Sep 1918)

1919 Jun 4. Leaves UK for Gold Coast. He is a "clerk" . Travels 1st class.

1920 Dec 30. Arrives in UK from Seconded on Gold Coast. An Accountant. Shows he is 1892 man

1921 Jan 19 Joined ADRIC with service no 1559 Posted to N Coy. Section Leader. Mother at Maybank Rd, Woodford, Essex

1921 Feb 14 Posted to Depot. Following Trim Looting

1921 Jun 7. Found guilty of conspiracy and robbing and sentenced to 12 months hard labour.

1921 Jul. In Mountjoy Prison - C H J Caudell, T Spencer, A Richardson, R B Cox, and R Mountford.

1921 Sep 26. Unexpired portion of sentence remitted by GOC Ireland

1922 Apr 22. Lt. A. Richardson, formerly of Essex Yeo., T.A., is deprived of the rank of Lt., which he had been permitted to retain on relinquishing his commn.