Queen’s South Africa Medal, 4 bars, Talana, Defence of Ladysmith, Laing’s Nek, Belfast, 4030 Private W. Richardson, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.
Entitlement confirmed on the roll, a scarce combination of clasps. Also earned the King’s South Africa Medal with 2 bars for further service in the war.
Saw the following service:
Home, 4th April 1894 – 1st Jan 1896
South Africa, 2nd Jan 1896 – 11th December 1902
Home, 12th October 1902 – 8th June 1904.
Total service 10 years 66 days.
William Richardson, was a local from St Marys, Hinckley, Leicestershire, having worked as an Apprentice to Mr Cobley, a Blacksmith in Leicester, He attested for service aged 21 years and 4 months for service with the Leicestershire Regiment on 4th April 1894.