Richmond Francis Page

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Richmond Francis Page

 

 

     

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Army Service Corps

Rank:                                     
2nd Lieutenant

Regimental Number:             
8991 

Date of Enlisting:                            
16.1.1916

Date of death:                        
16.4.1952

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.
Durrington Cemetery, Worthing, Sussex

 

Richmond enlisted on 16th January 1916 with the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps, Private, Regimental Number 8991.  On 18th June 1916 he was discharged, being appointed 2nd Lieutenant, with the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Company), 2nd Water Tank Corps and sent to the Western Front. He served as Lieutenant until 16th August 1918. His commanding officer praised the efficient and diligent way in which he carried out his duties, being in charge of half of the Company. It is believed this company was attached to the bomb disposal teams. On 26th August 1919 Richmond was seconded to the (Motor Transport Corps) 69th Auxiliary Steam Company until the end of the War in November 1919.  Richmond then volunteered for 12 months service with the Army of Occupation in Germany.

Richmond was called up to the Army Service Corps in WWII on an ‘emergency commission’ which meant that it was just for the duration of the war.

Richmond was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Richmond died at Worthing, West Sussex, on 16th April 1952 and is buried in the Durrington Cemetery in Worthing.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                20.10.1891

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Worthing, West Surrey

Marriage:                      2nd quarter 1925, 2nd quarter 1946

 

Richmond was the son of Joshua Richmond Page and Alberta Frances (nee Carter) Page, born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 20th October 1891.

He learned the brewery trade from his father (Page’s Brewery) and in 1911 was working as an assistant brewer in Wateringbury, Kent. In 1924 he joined the Putney Brewery and worked there until his retirement.

Richmond married Audrey Frances Morgan at the All Saint’s Church, Marylebone, London on 3rd June 1925.  They had one son, (Frank) Cecil Francis Oliver, born 26th March 1926.   Richmond then married Dorothy (Poppy) Sylvia Marloe Taylor in the 2nd quarter 1946. They had two children.

Richmond was a member of the Master Masons and joined the St George’s Lodge in 1922 and the Walpole Lodge in 1923.

Richmond died at Worthing, West Sussex, on 16th April 1952 and is buried in the Durrington Cemetery in Worthing.

 

Richmond’s sister Dorothy served in WWI as a nurse with the Red Cross.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Richmond Francis Page

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Worthing, West Sussex

Death Date:

16.4.1952

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

2nd Lieutenant

Regiment:

Army Service Corps

Battalion:

69th Auxiliary Steam Corps
Previously 2nd Water Tank Corps

Regimental Number:

8991

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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