John Richardson (Australian Army officer)

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John Richardson
Lieutenant Colonel John D Richardson.jpg
Lieutenant Colonel John Richardson in the Middle East in November 1918
Born (1880-04-23)23 April 1880
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales
Died 29 July 1954(1954-07-29) (aged 74)
Raymond Terrace, New South Wales
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1911–1942
Rank Major General
Commands held 1st Cavalry Division (1936–42)
2nd Cavalry Brigade (1924–28)
16th Light Horse Regiment (1921–24)
7th Light Horse Regiment (1918–19)

First World War

Second World War
Awards Distinguished Service Order
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration
Mentioned in Despatches
Commander of the Order of the Nile (Egypt)

Major General John Dalyell Richardson, DSO, VD (23 April 1880 – 29 July 1954) was an Australian dairy farmer and a senior officer in the Australian Army during the Second World War.[1]


  1. ^ Chadwick, Justin (2017). Sword and Batton: Senior Australian Army Officers from Federation to 1901. Volume One: 1900 to 1939. Newport, New South Wales: Big Sky Publishing. pp. 515–519. ISBN 978-1-925520-30-9.
Military offices
Preceded by
Brigadier Arthur Mills
General Officer Commanding 1st Cavalry Division
Succeeded by
Major General Horace Robertson