Capt Harold Christopher Richmond

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Reference WMO265915

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Captain Harold Christopher Richmond, 1st Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of the late Samuel Liptrot and Louisa G Richmond, of Quarry House, Allerton, Liverpool, Lancashire. Husband of Mabel Marie Richmond (nee Cadell), eldest daughter of Mr Alan Cadell, Indian Civil Service. Married on 31 Dec 1909 in Colaba, Mumbai, India. Educated at Lambrook School, Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Commissioned into the Gloucestershire Regiment from the Militia Apr 1900. Served in the Second Anglo Boer War being present at operations in the Transvaal and Natal May and June 1900 including the action at Laings Nek. Also at operations in Orange River and the Cape Colony. Received the Queens Medal with 4 clasps. After the war went with his Regiment to India until 1910. Promoted Lieutenent May 1903. Apr 1908 to Oct 1911 was Adjutant of his Battalion. Promoted to Captain Jul 1909. Attended the Army Staff College 1913-1914. Appointed Staff Captain with the British Expeditionary Force but at the request of his commanding officer rejoined the Battalion Nov 1914. Mentioned in Despatches 31 May 1915. Killed in action at Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France aged 34 years when his company held their position as the Brigade retired in the face of a German attack. He is buried in grave I. J. 18. of the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
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H C Richmond, Capt Gloucestershire Regt, Staff College 1913-14, Givenchy 25th Jan 1915.

Harold Christopher Richmond

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