William Oliver Richardson

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NameWilliam Oliver Richardson
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Highest Rank
Service BranchArmy
War/ActionWorld War I
Date of Birth4/13/1890
Place of BirthClinton County, Missouri, U.S.
Colorado Home TownBaca County
Date of Death1/4/1918
Place of DeathFort Riley, Kansas, U.S.
Place of BurialLiberal Cemetery, Liberal, Kansas, U.S.
CircumstancesDied Non-Battle (Accident)
BiographySon of Mr. and Mrs. Bev. Richardson. Had 7 brothers and 7 sisters. Moved to Greensburg, Kansas in 1905 and later to Beaver County, Oklahoma. Mined in Colorado. Enlisted on November 3, 1917 and stationed at Fort Riley. Was part of group searching for deserters at Camp Funston at Fort Riley when he had finished searching a passenger train, stepped off and was struck by a freight train approaching on another track.
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Added to Database6/21/2013
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