Philip (Phil) Gentle Richards


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1. Mary (May) Margaret Louisa Williams
2. Mary Frances Hodkinson

Philip (Phil) Gentle Richards

  • Marriage (1): Mary (May) Margaret Louisa Williams in 1918 in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Marriage (2): Mary Frances Hodkinson in 1919 in Vic

bullet  General Notes:

Phil Richards, as FBW always called him, married May in Boksburg, South Africa after her first husband died. He was a guard with the South African railways and in late 1918 was living at 17 First Ave Durban South Africa. May died in Oct 1918 in the Boksburg Hospital with Phil present at the Death. He had red hair and a red moustache.

The National Archives of South Africa Database: All Archives Repositories and National Registers of non-puplic records (NAAIRS) has the following reference: Depot NAB, Source MSCE, Volume No 0, System 01, Reference 3148/1918, Part 1,Description Richards, Mary Margaret Louisa. (Born Williams) (S/S Philip Gentle) (Predeseased Spouse:- Goulding, Frank Bernard, Starting 1918, Ending 1918. This document is a Death Notice for May at the age of 27 years and 3 months and she died on 23 Oct 1918.

This document gives Phillip Gentle Richards as her husband and they were married in Boksburg, Trannsvaal. At the time of her death she had a small quantity of furniture and the estate was valued at less than 300 pound. She had made a will on 18 March 1918 indicating her her son Frank was to reside in Boksburg with his mother's parents.

Phillip Gentle Richards, with Gwilym, Mary and Frank, left Cape Town on 22 January 1919 on the ship the War Pike registered in London Tonnage 3187 and engine horsepower 517. Phil was working on the ship which arrived in Melbourne on 22 February 1919 .

Phil re-married in 1919 in Victoria and there are no further records of him in Vic. His wife died in 1947.


Philip married Mary (May) Margaret Louisa Williams, daughter of Gwilym Williams and Mary Morgan, in 1918 in Boksburg, Transvaal, South Africa. (Mary (May) Margaret Louisa Williams was born on 26 Jul 1891 in West Wallsend, NSW and died on 23 Oct 1918 in Boksburg Hospital, Boksburg, Transvaal now Gauteng, South Africa.)


Philip next married Mary Frances Hodkinson, daughter of John Hodkinson and Mary Aitken, in 1919 in Vic. (Mary Frances Hodkinson was born about 1873 and died in 1947 in Cheltenham, Vic.)

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