The information displayed here is at the time of death.
Richard was the son of George and Georgina Appleton of 218 Bensham Road, Gateshead. He was educated at Gateshead Grammar School, then Armstrong College. The Armstrong Memorial incorrectly states Richard's middle initial is "H".
Richard served in the Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. Richard was killed on 21st March 1918 aged 20.
15 Rectory Place, Gateshead (place of residence - 1901 Census)
Richard is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in Pas De Calais, France.
Richard is also commemorated on a plaque in St. Cuthbert's Church, Bensham.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Newcastle University Archives (The University of Durham Roll of Service 1914 – 1919, Durham University Gazette, Vol II, 1912-1929)
North East War Memorials Project
UK Census Records (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
WWI Service Records 1914 - 1920 (National Archives, available via Ancestry.co.uk)
Copyright 2020 Newcastle University Library. Designed and developed by Digital Library Services.