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165   Sergeant William James Richmond
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/03/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 34th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/10/1889
Died: 28/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William Richmond was the son of Joseph and Lizzie Richmond (nee Waddell). William James Richmond was born on 31st October 1889 in Kilrea. They lived in Moneygran and then in Tamlaght. They were a farming family. William emigrated to Australia. Prior to enlisting William was a single 26 year old Farmer from Gunnedah, New South Wales. Sergeant William James ‘Bully’ Richmond was serving with the 34th Battalion of the Australian Infantry when he was killed in action on 26th of January 1917. According to reports, Sergeant Richmond was killed by shrapnel at Armentieres and buried in a cemetery at same place. Sergeant Richmond is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery
  Artmentieres, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-E-29
CWGC Casualty 277212
Armentières is a town in the Department of the Nord, on the Belgian frontier, 14.5 kilometres north-west of Lille. From the town of Armentières take the D945 to Estaires. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is signposted off this road just before Erquinghem-sur-la-Lys.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
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1 1901 Census lists Richmond family 1901 census lists William J as age 11 living with the family at house 4 in Moneygran, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Richmond family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 1 in Lislea, Tamlaght, Londonderry
3 AIF Project Details of Sergeant William James Richmond
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - William James Richmond
5 Australian Military Records 44 documents regarding Sergeant William James Richmond
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - William James Richmond
7 Australian Red Cross Red Cross Wounded and Missing (30 no)
8 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Sergeant William James Richmond
9 Harrower Collection Comprehensive details of William "Bully" James Richmond
10 Kilrea War Memorial William Richmond listed on Memorial
11 Returned Services League Details of Sergeant William James Richmond
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023