Richardson Robert Henry Pte 4455720

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Name Richardson Robert Henry
Army number 4455720
Rank Pte
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 26
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date, but almost certainly early May 1939. Posted ? 8th Bn DLI. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served BEF? Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment 26/8/44 on the disbandment of the 11th Battalion. Posted 2nd Bn East Yorks, docs to Section 28/9/44. KILLED in ACTION with 2nd Bn East Yorkshires 21/09/1944.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939.
Promotions Cpl.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 21-Sep-44
Home address Son of James and Susan Richardson, of Medomsley, Co. Durham. Buried Grave IV.C.5. Leopoldsburg War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

Because of his transfer to the East Yorkshire Regiment Cpl Richardson is not included on the DLI Roll of Honour in Durham Cathedral.