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Mr Albert Richardson - Late KOYLI and 2LI

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

It is with great sadness that I have to inform members that Mr Albert Richardson, late KOYLI passed away on 11 Nov 2021 aged 80.

Albert served for 22 years in the Army having enlisted into the KOYLI in 1961 and later in 2LI until his discharge in 1983. Albert attained the rank of Cpl.

Albert was an active member of our Association and Pontefract Branch despite his illness. He was present in October 2021 for the Regimental Memorial Service in York Minster; sadly this was the last event he would attend. Albert was highly respected by everyone, irrespective of rank, and he will be greatly missed by all members of the Association and those who served with him.

Our thoughts and condolences at the sad time are with Albert's wife Eileen, his family, and his many friends.

As the bugle sounds 'No More Parades' and you take your place in the FRV, rest in peace Albert. Cede Nullis.

The family have requested the services of a Bugler and Standard Bearer and loan of the KOYLI coffin drape. The Association Secretary will make the arrangements.

Association members are invited to the funeral and the wake.

  • Date and time: 6 Dec 21 at 14:30

  • Location: Pontefract Crematorium, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HA

  • Funeral Directors: Co-Op Funeral Directors, Salter Row, Pontefract, WF8 1AZ. Telephone 01977 703222

  • The family have requested no flowers but donations maybe made in Albert's name to the Parkinson’s Society.

Anyone wishing to send cards or letters of condolence is requested to send them to the Rifles Regional Office at Minden House marked FAO family of Albert Richardson. Office staff will then forward them to the family.

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