Army Number : 71643 formerly 2448 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.
Born and lived at Alfreton, Derbyshire. Son of Samuel and Rebecca Bacon, of The "Delves," Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Derby. He went to France 1st March 1915 and died of wounds 26th March 1917, aged 24.
Buried/Commemorated : Bethune Town Cemetery, France. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 34.
Private Richard Bacon is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Andrew's Church War Memorial, Swanwick, Derbyshire.