RICHARDS, Wilfred Collet
(Service number 63043)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 4 September 1898 Place of Birth Belfast, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 14 York Street, Belfast
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs F. RICHARDS (mother), Pareora
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Regiment

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 September 1940 Age 43 years
Place of Death Waipiata Sanatorium, Waipiata, Central Otago
Cause Pulmonary tuberculosis
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 104, Plot 20
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Wilfred Collet Richards was the son of Fred and Agnes Richards, of Pareora. Wilfred was one of the first pupils at Pareora East School, transferring there from Kingsdown School in 1907. eighteen months later he moved to Springbrook School.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]

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