34th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
28/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.