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.