Richard Grace was the son of Richard and Sarah Ann Grace of 157 Stanley Park Avenue, Anfield.
 
His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 8th August 1916 and in the Bootle Times on the 11th August 1916.
 
A BEDFORD ROAD "OLD BOY"
OFFICER'S TRIBUTE TO HIS SENIOR SERGEANT.
   We record with regret the death of a gallant and promising young soldier, Sergt. Richard Grace, R.F.A., of 32, Margaret-road, Walton, and formerly of Hero-street, who was killed in action on July 24th. He was 28 years of age, and was employed in a city average adjuster's office, but in March, 1915, he enlisted in the County Palatine Artillery, and in November of the same year was drafted to France. He was full of enthusiasm for his work, and at the time of his death was senior sergeant of his battery. Sergt. Grace was an "old boy" of Bedford-road Schools, and for several years was hon. treasurer of the Hawthorne Football club, his cheery nature and good sportsmanship making him highly popular among a wide circle of friends. He had been a regular attender at St.Mary's Church, Bootle, and afterwards at St.Lawrence's, and had belonged to the Bible Class connected with the latter church. The bereaved relatives will have the true sympathy in their bereavement of all who knew Richard Grace.
   Lieut. E. Macdonald, in a letter to Mrs. Grace, says:- "As the senior subaltern of the Battery I have always been in contact with your son, and as he always showed great devotion to duty, I esteemed him as a friend. I, personally, feel his loss acutely; his fellow N.C.O.'s, and also the men, miss him very much, for although he did not come out with this Battery, his pleasant manner and tact has greatly endeared him to all ranks. It will comfort you to know that your boy had no pain - death was instantaneous. He has been laid to rest in a quiet little British cemetery behind the firing line, and his grave is marked with a wooden cross, made by his loving comrades in the Battery. The cross bears his name, rank, and all particulars. As long as we remain in this part of the line we will see that his resting-place is kept in good order. The captain wishes me to express his deep sympathy; he would himself write to you, but he is simply overwhelmed with work. I assure you that he feels very deeply the loss of his senior sergeant. His personal effects will be sent on to you very soon, and now I mist close, assuring you again of the sympathy of all ranks in the Battery in the loss of your brave son."

Bootle Times 11th August 1916

 
Death notices appeared in the Evening Express and in the Liverpool Echo.
 
Newspaper (date) Liverpool Echo (04-Aug-16)
Rank, Forename(s), Surname Sergeant Richard Grace
Regiment, Regimental No, medals Royal Field Artillery (County Palatine) 3555
Cause and date of death, age Killed in Action 24-Jul-16 aged 28 years
Information contained in notice Son of the late Richard Grace and Mrs Grace address 52 Margaret Road Walton
   
Newspaper (date) Evening Express (04-Aug-16)
Rank, Forename(s), Surname Sergeant Richard (Dick) Grace
Regiment, Regimental No, medals Royal Field Artillery
Cause and date of death, age Killed in Action 24-Jul-16
Information contained in notice Elder son of the late Richard and Mrs Grace address 32 Margaret Road Walton