S. of Samuel Kirkman
& Jane Howarth
Born in 1870 at Pendlebury, Gtr Manchester, England
Occ. Flour Miller/Private (10th Royal Hussars)
Marr. Hannah Barnes in 1895 at York, Yorkshire
Hannah was born c 1871 at Dunnington, York. Joseph was adopted by Henry & Grace Richardson, although he was married under the name Charles Joseph Kirkman. Nora Irene died aged 1.
1881 census of 37 Moss Lane, Worsley, Lancashire
Henry RICHARDSON Head M Male 37 Manchester, Lancashire, England Stonemason
Grace RICHARDSON Wife M Female 36 Warrington, Lancashire, England Wife Of Stonemason
William RICHARDSON Son U Male 18 Swinton, Lancashire, England Coal Miner
Joseph KIRKMAN (RICHARDSON) Adopted Son Male 11 Pendlebury, Lancashire, England Scholar
Joseph is recorded at York Calvalry Barracks, Heworth, Fulford, Yorkshire (1891).
The family are recorded at 83 Frances Street, ...ford Road, Fulford St Oswald, Yorkshire in 1901.
"In response to the Jacobite Rebellion, the regiment was raised in 1715 as Humphrey Gore's Regiment of Dragoons. It was known by the names of several other colonels in subsequent years, fighting at the Battle of Falkirk and Battle of Culloden as Cobham's Regiment of Dragoons. It was retitled as the 10th Regiment of Dragoons in 1751. During the Seven Years' War, the light troop of the regiment (formed in 1755) fought in a number of raids on the French coast, and the regiment itself fought at the Battle of Warburg, Battle of Kloster Camp, Battle of Vellingshausen and Battle of Wilhelmstahl.
In 1779, the light troop was detatched to form the 19th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, and in 1783 it was retitled as the 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in honour of the future George IV of England.
In 1806, the regiment was again redesignated, this time becoming a hussar regiment as the 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars), and sailed for Spain in 1808. During the Peninsular War, they fought at Sahagun, Benevente, and the Battle of Corunna.
In 1813, having landed once more in Spain, they fought at Morales, and then at the Battle of Vittoria, the Battle of Orthes and the Battle of Toulouse. In the Waterloo campaign they again saw action, fighting at the Battle of Waterloo as part of the charge which routed the French cavalry.
After being sent to India in the 1840s, the regiment was deployed during the Crimean War. They saw action in the Siege of Sevastopol, with fighting at the Battle of Eupatoria and Kerch.
In 1861 they were renamed the 10th (The Prince of Wales's Own) Royal Hussars. They saw action in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, at the Battle of Ali Musjid in 1878, and in the Sudan and Egypt in 1884.
With the outbreak of the Second Boer War, the regiment sailed for South Africa in 1899. After fighting at Colesberg, the regiment participated in the relief of Kimberley in February 1900, the Battle of Paardeberg immediately afterwards, and then two years of fighting in the Transvaal.
The regiment also saw action on the North-West Frontier in 1908."