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James Patrick Richardson

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson

July 14, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/58721

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

142 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

32. G. 10.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JAMES PATRICK RICHARDSON– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES PATRICK RICHARDSON– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES PATRICK RICHARDSON– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Evaluation– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail July 17, 1942
  • Grave Marker
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2649 Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson (RMC 1938) was the son of Major William A Richardson M.C. He was attached to the R.A.F. as a comber captain. He died on Jul 14, 1942. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Memorial Arch– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2649 Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson (RMC 1938) was the son of Major William A Richardson M.C. He was attached to the R.A.F. as a comber captain. He died on Jul 14, 1942. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Memorial Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2649 Flight Sergeant James Patrick Richardson (RMC 1938) was the son of Major William A Richardson M.C. He was attached to the R.A.F. as a comber captain. He died on Jul 14, 1942. He was buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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