Richard Richards was born in 1889 and lived with his Mother and Grandparents initially at Three Trees Cottage, Trefonen (1901 census)
He was still living with them in 1901 but in 1905 aged just 16 he enlisted in Litchfield with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Why he chose to do this and what if any connection he had with the Irish we are unsure, it may simply have been by joining up he hoped to see the world.
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion information
Private Richard Richards enlisted in 1905 aged just 16. He joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and we know that prior to the First World War they were stationed for a considerable time in India.
He was sadly to meet his end in perhaps one of the most well known massacres of the First World War. (see below)