Richard Connor was born at Bootle in 1885, the son of Edward Connor and Margaret (nee Croake). He was the husband of Olivia Edith Connor (nee Turner) of 10 Markfield Road, Bootle.
 
He and his wife had one son, Brian Richard Connor, born in 1916.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 5th October 1917. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
ST.JAMES' "OLD BOY."
WELL-KNOWN BILLIARD PLAYER DIES AT THE FRONT.
   Pte. Richard Connor, K.L.R. (attached Loyal North Lancs.), who has been killed in action, was a foreman at the docks before the war, and resided with his married sister, Mrs. Redmond, at 33, Norton-street, Bootle. He joined up in the early part of 1915 and went to France in January, 1916. He fell in action on August 8th, being killed instantly. Pte. Connor was an "old boy" of St.James' School, and attended St.James' Roman Catholic Church. He was very popular with all who knew him, was keenly interested in football, and had a more than local reputation as a skilful billiard player.

Bootle Times 5th October 1917