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George Richardson
Birth: Sep. 14, 1886
Death: Feb. 9, 1916

Professional Hockey Player. An outstanding early amateur hockey player who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, he made his debut with the Queen's senior hockey team in 1903 and was known as a clean, gentlemanly player, a fine stickhandler, and prolific scorer. He scored five times against Princeton University in New York and was prominent against Yale University as Queen's won the intercollegiate title of America in 1903. Queen's was also the Intercollegiate Hockey Union champions in 1904 and 1906. Richardson, as captain of Queen's 1906 team, in a playoff game against a strong McGill team, he requested the referee to call no more penalties against his opponents. Queen's won that game, 13-3, with Richardson scoring five goals. In a tougher test, he could manage only three goals versus the Ottawa Silver Seven in the two-game Stanley Cup challenge in February 1906 as Ottawa won the series by scores of 16-7 and 12-7. Richardson also starred as left wing for the 14th Regiment of Kingston hockey team that went on to the Ontario Hockey Association finals three consecutive years in 1907, 1908, and 1909. He posted a record seven-goal game as Kingston won the OHA Senior crown, 9-7 over Stratford, in 1908. In later years, he served on the executive of the Kingston Frontenacs, junior champions of Canada in 1911. Richardson was in Quebec City in August 1914 when war was declared and he immediately said: "That means me." He joined the army with the rank of Lieutenant and held the rank of Captain on his death. As a member of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion during World War I in Wulverghem, Belgium, he was returning from a night raid when he was shot through the hips by enemy fire. He was taken back to the trench while still conscious but died on February 9, 1916, at the age of 29. In a 1921 tribute to Richardson, the Toronto Telegram called him "a hero in sport and war." The British Whig of Kingston described Richardson as "the best amateur in Canada." He was independently wealthy - his family owned the Richardson Grain Company - and he never turned professional. Richardson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950 as a Player. (bio by: K) 
 
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Communal Cemetery
Bailleul
Departement du Nord
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8553634
George Richardson
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- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013

- Milou
 Added: Nov. 11, 2012
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