RICHARDS, Bertram Frederick Charles
(Service number 52697)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 14 October 1895 Place of Birth Belfast, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pareora, Canterbury
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Fred RICHARDS (father), Pareora, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 27th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 16 July 1917
Transport Athenic
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 June 1984 Age 88 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Bertram Frederick Charles Richards was the oldest son of Frederick (Fred) and Agnes Kezia (née Bailey) Richards. He was educated at Kingsdown and Springbrook schools before going on to the Timaru High School. B. F. C. Richards and W. C. Richards embarked at Liverpool for the return to New Zealand per the “Tahiti”. draft no. 204, carrying 950 soldiers, reached Port Chalmers on 12 January 1919. His brother Wilfred Collet Richards also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 June 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [06 June 2019]; School Admission records; Timaru Herald, 8 January 1919 (Papers Past) [05 June 2019]

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