Arthur Herbert Lindesay Richardson, VC

Arthur Herbert Lindesay Richardson, policeman, soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b at Southport, Eng 1872; d at Liverpool, Eng 15 Dec 1932). Richardson served in the NWMP 1894 to 1907. In 1900 he was given leave to fight in the S African War in a Canadian regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse.

Richardson, Arthur Herbert Lindesay

Arthur Herbert Lindesay Richardson served in the NWMP 1894 to 1907. In 1900 he was given leave to fight in the South African War in a Canadian regiment, Lord Strathcona's Horse. Richardson's unit was attacked by a superior force of Afrikaners at Wolve Spruit in the Transvaal on 5 July 1900. Although ordered to withdraw, Richardson rode back under heavy crossfire to pick up a wounded comrade and bring him to safety. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for this courageous feat, the first member of a Canadian military unit to receive the coveted decoration.