SOLOMON, Richard Allbert
(Service number 72046)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||18 September 1897||Place of Birth||St Columb, Cornwall, England|
|Address at Enlistment||College Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. SOLOMON (mother), College Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||37th reinforcements, A Company|
|Date||9 May 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
October 1918 reported wounded.
|Date||19 April 1976||Age||79 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 147, Plot 1050|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Richard Albert Solomon, born in 1897 at St Columb, Cornwall, was the youngest son of William John (John) and Ann Maria (née White) Solomon. In 1901 young Richard had joined the family at St Columb, his oldest brother Edwin then being away from home. The family came to New Zealand about 1907-1908 and his parents were living in Timaru by 1911. Richard embarked with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 9 May 1918. His brother Edwin had served with the military for many years. Richard married Jessie Gunn McIntosh in 1921. He died on 19 April 1976,just two months after his wife. They are buried in the Timaru Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; Sun, 25 October 1918 (Papers Past) [15 March 2019]; 1881, 1891, 1901 census returns for Cornwall, England (ancestry.com.au) [18 March 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [18 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 March 2019]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [18 March 2019]
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