Born at London, England. CoE. Enlisted 10 April 1916 age 20, clerk. Nok father, Edward Richardson, Ashcroft, Gibney St, Cottesloe Beach. Embarked at Fremantle 10 October 1916 per A23 Suffolk. Hospitalised in England due to gastritis. Being unfit for active service. RTA on 21 July 1917 per A14 Euripides and admitted to Army General Hospital Fremantle 11 September 1917. Service medals possible the BWM.