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The son of Richard and Edith Bonigal, Richard was born in Wolverhampton in 1883. In 1901, the family were living at 87 Alma Street, along with Richard’s siblings Albert, Kate, Charles and Elsie. Richard was a bottle filler and porter. By 1911 they were at 14 Wyrley Street, and Richard was a general labourer.

At some point, Richard worked for the Weldless Steel Tube Company Ltd, as he appears on their Roll of Honour as an employee who served, but survived, the War. However, I have been unable to confirm details of his military service.

Richard married Edith Walker in Wolverhampton in 1922. They do not appear to have had any children. He died in Wolverhampton in 1948.