Richard Dales

Richard was born in Louth, Lincolnshire in 1886.

He joined the Leeds Pals and arrived in Egypt on active service 22 December 1915

Famed for great skill...

The Leeds Pals were a battalion that were famed for their skill at sport.

Richard was very good at running and won many races.

Richard died from his wounds on 3 October 1918, just 39 days before the Armistice was signed to end the war.

One of his friends was so sad he drew this cross and sent it home to Richard's parents.


Richard's family received this commemorative plaque and a letter thanking them for their son's contribution to the war effort.

A high quality printed scroll with the name of the commemorated serviceman was sent out with each plaque.

Richard's medals...

Richard was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

After his death, his brother Samuel looked after them.