Date of birth: 10th November 1902
Parents: Herbert and Elizabeth Ann (nee Ingham) Grimshaw
Wife: Gertrude Grimshaw nee Morgan
Address: Hertford Hill Chest Hospital, Birmingham Road, Hatton
Occupation: Coal Hewer
Richard was born on 10th November 1902 in Burnley, Lancashire. His father Herbert (1877-1961) was a coal hewer. His mother Elizabeth Ann (1878-1909) died aged 31 leaving five young children. In 1911 Richard was living at Moss Street (Blackburn Council) Board School.
Richard married Gertrude Morgan (1902-1972) in 1924 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. They had eight children Ronald (1924-1996), Bernard (1925-1990), Dorothy (1927-1953), Rose (1933-2018), Kathleen (1935-1989), Eileen (b. 1937), (Margaret b. 1939) and John (1940-2009). According to the 1939 census the family were living at 4 Micklegate, Pontefract. Richard, like his father, was a coal hewer.
Rank & Number: Private, 1941135
Regiment/Service: Army Catering Corps
Date of death: 23rd March 1947
Cause of death/Battle: Died whilst working as a labourer at Hertford Hill Sanatorium
Commemorated/Buried: Warwick Cemetery
Commemorated locally at:
Richard was probably based at Budbrooke Barracks with the Catering Corps throughout the war. He is buried in Warwick Cemetery
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