RICHARDS, Albert Victor
(Service number 57515)

Aliases Enlisted as Albert RICHARDS
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 22 August 1889 Place of Birth Rakaia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waihao Downs, Canterbury
Occupation Farm manager
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth RICHARDS (mother), Waihao Downs, 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 Specialist Company
Date 16 November 1917
Transport RMS Tahiti
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 March 1955 Age 66 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 58, Plot 1392
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Victor Richards was the eldest son of Edward and Elizabeth (née Harrison) Richards. He attended dorie School until probably 1903 when he transferred to Waimate School. Three of his four brothers also served in World War I - Sidney Edward, Leslie Lawrence and Clarence Alexander (known as Alexander). Albert married Gertrude Lucretia d'Auvergne in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 December 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 December 2017]; School Admission record (Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 December 2017]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [21 December 2017]

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