Joseph Morgan Richey RAMC
J M Richey was my great uncle. Born in Cork in 1873, the 1911 census shows him as a general medical practitioner in Rhondda, Pontypridd. The gazette shows he was commissioned as a Lt. in the RAMC 14 August 1915. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29291/supplement/9053
We believe he served on the hospital ship HMHS Formosa. He survived the war, married in 1920 in Pontypridd and died in 1921.
Gareth Edwards commented
It's interesting that he should have a practice in the Rhondda, as my great-grandfather from Tonypandy, Frederick Morgan, also served on HMHS Formosa as a sailor. I suspect as an officer, as he was a master mariner in the Merchant Navy, although I have no further details. The only evidence I have is a postcard of the Formosa, sent during the war to my mamgu and her sister, in which he describes it as "his ship".
P J Tipton commented
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As the IWM Volunteer delegated to create this #LifeStory I used his commission in the Gazette as you have suggested, and then added his promotion to Captain as in your second comment. If you have any family details, perhaps including a photograph please add them
Richard Humphreys commented
He was promoted to Captain 14th August 1916 .