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Sergeant Richardson


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Chats with the Wounded

Sergeant Richardson, of the Machine Gun Corps, is in the Beaulieu Hospital with gunshot wounds in the right arm. He has not only won the Military Medal, but also a bar to it. He gained the medal at Messines for saving guns under heavy shell fire, and half an hour before this he got buried by the explosion of a big shell. The bar to the decoration was awarded a few months later. This time he was in command of half a battery. The Germans were missing, and he got the guns going and helped to smash a counter attack. He was wounded in the fighting at Hollebeke, where he was in charge of half a battery in the big September push. A piece of shell entered the right arm, and he was operated on and is now going on nicely. Sergeant Richardson speaks highly of the kindness shown the men in hospital. They had a most enjoyable Xmas. Mrs Lund provided Xmas presents for the wounded, and everybody in the hospital helped to make it a seasonable time. Sergeant Richardson is a bit of a conjurer and sleight of hand worker, and frequently entertains the boys with his tricks.



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