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 John Soame Richardson

John Soame Richardson

Birth
Heydon, Broadland District, Norfolk, England
Death 9 Jun 1896 (aged 60)
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Bronte, Waverley Council, New South Wales, Australia
Plot Near the bottom of the north walkway
Memorial ID 12147 · View Source
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British Army Major General. A career Royal British officer, he was commissioned an Ensign in the 72nd Regiment, the Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders in 1854. He served in the Crimean Campaign in 1855, the Maori Wars in 1860 to 1864 and commanded the New South Wales Contingent in the Soudan Expedition of 1885. Promoted Major General, he was the founder whom established the United Service Institution of New South Wales in 1888. He was also elected the first President and Commandant of New South Wales Military Forces Sydney, Australia, serving until 1892.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12147
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Soame Richardson (16 Mar 1836–9 Jun 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12147, citing Waverley Cemetery, Bronte, Waverley Council, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .