RICHARDS James William Percy
Regiment : 9th Divisional Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery
Service number : 59127
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 16th October 1917
Buried : Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XI. F. 7.
Birthplace : Worcester, enlisted Birmingham
Relatives : Son of John William and Annie Richards; husband of Annie Richards, of Bearcroft, Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Also appears on : Pershore C of E School now in Pershore Working Men's Club as James William Percy Richards
Additional information on the memorial: Royal Artillery
Names given as William James Percy on Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The birth of William James P. Richards is registered in the September Quarter 1895 under the Pershore Registration District.
Native of Pershore.
R. Field Artillery. Son of Builder Richards. “Tittybottle”, 2 Bearcroft Cottage. Joined up January 1915. D. October 16th 1917.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
A photograph of Driver J. Richards of Pershore can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 3rd November 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/
The name on the grave is shown as W.J.P. Richards.