William Richardson was a member of the British Military.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Richardson was a Corporal with the 40th Regiment (no 2595). He was probably involved at the Eureka Stockade on 03 December 1854.
According to the Depositions of witnesses, and research from new evidence, Richardson was at the attack on Eureka Stockade.
William Richardson saith on oath as follows:
- I am a Corporal with the 40th Regiment. I was at the stockade at Eureka on the morning of the 3rd instant. Tuohey was turned out of the stockade by one of the foot police - he ?? followed him and arrested him. He had a double barrel gun and when ?? threw the gun from him. I saw him coming out of the stockade. He g? Foot Constable. I then galloped after him.
- W. Richardson
- Sworn before me
- At Ballarat this 8th December 1854
- E. Sturt PM
Post 1854 Experiences
Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- VPRS 5527 Unit 2, Item 5, p. 45