Albert Richards

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 219671
  • Rank: Petty Officer Stoker
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Redbreast
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 32
  • Date of Death: 15.07.1917
  • Burial Country:
  • Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Bognor, Sussex
  • Address: 124 Seagate, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Agnes Richards, 124 Seagate, Dundee

  • Children:

    Alfred, born 27.02.1914

More about Albert Richards

Albert has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.S. Redbreast which was a passenger/cargo ship requisitioned by the British Government during the Great War, and used as a messenger ship and antisubmarine Q Ship. She was torpedoed and sunk by UC-38 in the Aegean Sea on 15 July 1917 whilst on passage from Skyros to the Doro Channel. Forty two crew were killed.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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