Biography

Birth date: 23 April 1880
Final rank: Major
Service number: N28; Brigadier - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • Light Horse
  • 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade
  • 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Rolls and Awards

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of embarkation: 20 December 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Sydney

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation) : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards (Recommendation)

  • Unit: 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Egyptian Order of the Nile, Third Class

  • Unit: 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Light Horse
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Collection Items

Photograph

B00148

Group portrait of Headquarters' officers of the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (7ALH), preparatory to revisiting Gallipoli. Identified, third from left, probably Major Luke Bice, and fifth from left is Lieutenant Colonel John Dalyell Richardson DSO Order of the Nile, 3rd Class, Commanding...

B00148

B00149

Group portrait of regimental officers of the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (7ALH), preparatory to revisiting Gallipoli. Identified, front row, third from left, probably Major Luke Bice, and fourth from left is Lieutenant Colonel John Dalyell Richardson DSO Order of the Nile, 3rd Class,...

B00149

B00169A

Outdoors portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Dalyell Richardson, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment. A grazier from Raymond Terrace, NSW prior to enlistment, Lt Col Richardson embarked with the rank of Captain with A Squadron from Sydney on HMAT Ayrshire on 20 December 1914. Whilst...

B00169A

B00169B

Informal portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Dalyell Richardson, 7th Australian Light Horse Regimen. A grazier from Raymond Terrace, NSW prior to enlistment, Lt Col Richardson embarked with the rank of Captain with A Squadron from Sydney on HMAT Ayrshire on 20 December 1914. Whilst serving...

B00169B

B00909

Outdoors portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Dalyell Richardson, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, mounted on a horse and carrying a riding crop. A grazier from Raymond Terrace, NSW prior to enlistment, Lt Col Richardson embarked with the rank of Captain with A Squadron from Sydney on...

B00909

B00910

Outdoors portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Dalyell Richardson, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment carrying a riding crop. A grazier from Raymond Terrace, NSW prior to enlistment, Lt Col Richardson embarked with the rank of Captain with A Squadron from Sydney on HMAT Ayrshire on 20...

B00910

Film

21st Light Horse Regiment

The 21st Light Horse Regiment on cavalry training in the Wagga Wagga area and march past in Wagga Wagga c 1938-1939. Parade of the 4th Cavalry Brigade at Parramatta 6 March 1940. The parade which was witnessed by an estimated 25,000 specators and included mounted units, motor vehicles, artillery...

F03455

Timeline

Date of birth 1880-04-23
Date of embarkation 1914-12-20
Other units 1916-09-05 - 1916-11-15 Commanding Officer of the 7th Light Horse Regiment.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-09-10
Other units 1918-09-03 - 1919-11-04 Commanding Officer of the 7th Light Horse Regiment.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-10-15
Date of discharge 1942-09-06