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Helena Maria Richardson

In memory of:

Private Helena Maria Richardson

January 15, 1942

Military Service

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Auxiliary Services

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Daughter of Teresa Falloon, of West Hampstead, London; wife of Dr. J. R. W. Richardson, of Dover.

Sister of Major Hugh Philip Falloon, who died while serving with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada.

Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Kent, United Kingdom

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Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Helena Maria Barbara Richardson, W/160617, was a Private in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She died in a car crash on 15 January 1942, while driving on active service.  She was 25, and is buried at Waldershare, All Saints, near Dover, United Kingdom. She was the wife of Dr J R W Richardson, from Dover, and the daughter of Teresa Falloon, from West Hampstead London. Mrs Richardson's brother, Hugh Philip Faloon, also died while on service duties. He was a Major in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, RCIC, and was 31 when he succumbed to wounds on 5th May 1945. He too is buried at Waldershare. 
The words on the headstone read: 
"Barbara, beloved wife of J R W Richardson, killed while serving her country in the ATS 15th January 1942 aged 25 years" The words on the footstone edge read:"also her brother Hugh Philip Falloon, died of wounds May 5 1945, aged 31, They are gone into the World of Light"
Mrs Richardson's grave lies to the left of the lychgate. Pictures by Andy and Michelle Cooper, who have officially adopted the grave to care for it
 From her entry  on Dover War Memorial Project, UK.

The Reverend Hugh Falloon was vicar of Christchurch, Folkestone Road

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