Son of J. W. Richards, 7 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, b. 1891.
Modern IIIóMatriculation Class.
Trinity College, Dublin; Gold Medal and First Place Final
Examination Law Society. Great War, Captain 6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Killed in action in Gallipoli, August 15, 1915 ; Despatches.
'At School he never took a very prominent position being of a retiring nature, but he was all the time laying in a store of character which asserted itself, when the time came, in a very remarkable way.
As an officer he showed quite unusual promise, and won the affection and respect of officers and men alike. His Commanding Officer writes: "The regiment in conjunction with some Munsters had just made a brilliant charge and captured the position. When on it, I asked your son to take some men along the ridge and make good the eastern end of it. Just as they were doing so a bomb was hurled over the crest hitting your poor boy on the head. He died instantly. To me personally your son is a terrible loss. He had been Adjutant for several months and right well he did his work. No boy could have done more." ' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).