Gilbert Richardson   -   D. C. M.

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Gilbert enlisted in the HCB in 1915, he went to France and was posted into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (T.F).  He was the 3rd son of Mr. H. Richardson.

From a local newspaper entry October 4 1919.

"Ex Sergeant Gilbert Richardson, third son of Mr and Mrs H Richardson, builders, Yaxley has been presented with the D. C. M. For gallantry in the field on August 8th 1918. He also received the sum of 20 in addition to the medal, from Mr H. S. Ward, R. N. A. S. - He was wounded in the neck and right side.

He joined up in the Hunts. Cyclist Battalion in 1915, and was drafted overseas in 1916 to the Royal Warwick Regiment, and was 18 years of age when he joined up. He took command of the platoon when the officers were killed, and attacked the German trenches with every success, when he was wounded."
 

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith