Hubert Lennox Richardson
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|Date of Birth||28 Dec 1888|
|Place of Birth||'Lowlands' via Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Death||16 Dec 1964, aged 75|
|Place of Death||'Lowlands', via Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||26 years of age|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Unit/Formation||British Red Cross and Army - Rotal Army Service Corps|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Mundijong Honour Roll |
Serpentine Roll of Honour
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
Son of Alexander Robert and Ellen Bates Richardson (nee Wellard)
Electoral Roll entries - 1915 Dalgarangs station, manager
24 Sep 1909 Shipping arrival record for SS Koombana shows Hubert boarding at Cossack for Fremantle.
Along with brother Alexander Rupert he initially was engaged by the British Red Cross as a chauffer in France arriving there on 26 Jul 1915. Brother Ian Dacre Richardson also served in the British Air Force. After leaving the Red Cross he was engaged as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps as a driver # 183910.
On his return from the war, Hubert married Marian Augusta (Daisy) Clifton in St Peter's Church, Brunswick Junction, Western Australia on 15 Jul 1919. Daisy died at Lowlands 16 Aug 1983, aged 90.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1958 'Lowlands', Mardella, grazier.
Sons Robert Francis Lennox b.25 May 1920, d. 21 Jan 1921, 9 months old; Lindsay Lennox b. 1 Apr 1925, d.26 Oct 1981, aged 56; David Lennox b. 22 Sep 1928, d. 13 Jan 1977, aged 48. Daughter Nellie Mavis b. 1928, d. 6 Jul 2015, aged 87
British registers for entitlement to the British War Medal and Victory Medal mention that Hubert's Red Cross service in a war zone commenced 26 Jul 1915. Thus he was probably eligible for the 1914-15 Star as well.