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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick Stephen Richards -

Unknown person Name : Frederick Stephen Richards

Son of the late Stephen Richards (died 1881) and Fanny Richards (nee White); husband of Polly Richards, of Rose Cottage, Lacey's Lane, Niton, Isle of Wight.
Born 1879, Newchurch.
Married Polly Fry in 1908; children : twins Ellen Jane and Frederick Stephen born in 1908 and Helen Mary born 1913. Ellen Jane died soon after birth.
  Census information :

1881 : Fanny Richards (widow) and her family including Frederick, are at Bartletts, Newchurch, Isle of Wight. Fanny Richards' occupation is "formerly shoemaker"

1891 : Fanny Richards (widow) and her family including Frederick, are at Bartletts Farm, Newchurch, Isle of Wight. Fanny Richards' occupation is Laundress.

1901 : Fred Richards is lodging with Sarah Halliday at Alberta Cottage, Grove Road, Ventnor. He is a storeman.

1911 : Frederick and Polly Richards, with their son Frederick, are living with her father John Fry at Lacey's Lane, Niton. Frederick is a general labourer.

  Service Details :

Private 25310 Frederick Stephen Richards, 1st Bn Hampshire Regiment

  Casualty Details :

Died 6 November 1917, aged 37

Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Niton War Memorial
St John's Church, Niton, War Memorial
Niton Village Hall, Roll of Honour
County War Memorial
  Documents :


Friday, November 16, 1917 Page 1

News has been received that Pte. F.S. Richards, 1st Batt. Hants Regt., who lived at Lacey's Lane, Niton, died on November 6th in France, from the effects of gas shell. Pte. Richards formerly worked as storeman at Dear and Sons (now Williamson and Treadgold). He was 38 years of age and leaves a widow and two young children. He had been at the front for 12 months. He was a member of the local Lodge of Oddfellows and makes the third brother of the Society who has fallen this year.
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Page last updated : 1 August 2011 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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