RICHARDS Frederick James Archibald 

 Service No. 8    Sergeant  9th Light Horse Regiment

B 13th March 1895 Townsville

D 16th September 1915 Dardanelles Gallipoli       (20 years 6 months 3 days)

B Lone Pine Memorial, No known grave.

Parents : William Robert and Mary Minnie nee Maslin

Enlisted :   30th December 1914 Townsville

Embarked: 2nd June 1915 HMAT Medic A7

                16th Jun 1915 A30 Bordaon

Medals :     1914-15 Star               23734

                 British War Medal     13023

                 Victory Medal           12965

                 Memorial Plaque     319825

Connection : Attended the Logan Village State School along with his Brother William Robert.    Roll No. 378

Memorial :    Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour                 

                   Logan Village Museum Honour Roll 

                   Cairns Cenotaph WW1 Online Memorial                 

                   Logan Village R.S.L. School Honour Roll 

                    Boonah War Memorial                                         

                   Virtual War Memorial Australia 

                    Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia 




RICHARDS William Robert              

Lieutenant : 25th Battalion 11th Reinforcements

Born :29th April 1888 Thompson Estate, Brisbane

Died : 25th November 1936 Boonah                    (48 years 6 months 27 days)               

Buried : Boonah Cemetery

Parents : William Robert and Mary Minnie nee Maslin

Wife : Clementine Hern

Enlisted :                    6th July 1915 Boonah

Embarked :                 31st March 1916 HMAT Star of Victoria

Returned to Australia : 23rd June 1919 HT Orita

 Armistice Day 1918 :   France

Medals :  British War Medal         13647

               Victory Medal             13446

               Military Cross 17th June 1919

Connection : Attended the Logan Village School    Roll No. 377

Memorials :   Logan Village Honour Roll for WW1                           

                   Logan Village R.S.L. School Honour Roll

                    Boonah War Memorial                                 

                    Logan Village Museum Honour Roll

                    Virtual War Memorial Australia                     

                     Discovering ANZACS National Library Australia 


Military Cross :  During the attack on the Beaurevoir line, east of Peronne, on 3rd October 1918, he displayed great courage and skill in handling this men.  At Mushroom Quarry very strong resistance was encountered.  He led one platoon in a charge against a post, being first in, and killing three of the enemy.  Seeing an officer rallying some of the enemy for a stand, he dashed out, shot the officer with his revolver, and caused the remainder to surrender. Commonwealth Gazette No. 10 Date 29th January 1920.