ALLARD Richard Victor
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Birlingham St James's Church
Appears on the memorial under the heading
SAW ACTIVE SERVICE
With the following information:
Private, 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.
Richard Victor Allard enlisted in the army at Pershore on 17th January 1916. On his attestation paper he gave his age as 18 years, 3 months; however his age on enlistment is given as 19 years 6 months and 19 years 10 months on other pages of his service records. At the time of his enlistment Richard gave his occupation as gardening and motor works. His next of kin is recorded as his mother, Annie Mallard of Birlingham near Pershore. He was on home service until 21st July 1917. On 22nd July 1917 he embarked for India with his battalion, arriving in Bombay on 5th October 1917. In India he proceeded to Kirkee for duty at the prisoner of war camp where he remained until December 1918. He returned to Bombay in February 1919 and embarked on the S.S. Devonshire bound for the UK on 8th March 1919. Richard was discharged from the army on demobilization on 31st March 1920. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.