RICHARDSON, Sydney

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
302230
Died : 
Wednesday, November 1, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 
Lieut. Richardson was killed during operations at Flushing whilst attached to 4 Special Service Bde.
 
At the time he was on the staff of the Commando Mountain Warfare Training Centre (CMWTC) at St Ives. Members of this Unit were selected to assist in reconnaissance of the beaches, followed by the leading in of the assault at Walcheren. This group was known as Keep Force , the majority of whom were members of the CMWTC. During the assault the leading Commando to attack Flushing was guided in by Lieut. Richardson accompanied by Sgt Barry and Cpl. John. After completing their mission their craft was hit by enemy machine gun fire killing Lieut. Richardson.
(Sources: CWGC Grave Registration Report Finals/Brief history of the CMWTC page 3 by Maj. James Dunning.)
 

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