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Percy John Lester Richards

In memory of:

Captain Percy John Lester Richards

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

43rd Bn

Additional Information


Born:

December 23, 1889
Walkerton, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 10, 1915
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Margaret Richards of Calgary, Alberta. On enlistment, Captain Richards stated he was single and employed as a druggist. Captain Richards has militia service with the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers. He also served for three years with the 17th Calgary Field Ambulance.

Commemorated on Page 491 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

A.25

Location:

Domart-sur-la-Luce is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce on the road from Amiens to Roye. Hourges is a hamlet on the same road a little south-east of the village and HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY is on the south-west side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– News article from the Calgary Herald dated 19 August 1918 advising of the passing of Captain Richards.
  • Photo of Percy Richards– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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