Project Description

EDWARD HARRIS 1889–1958

Nowell, Rushton, Vickerstaff, Harris

  John Nowell, A. Rushton, A. Vickerstaff, Ted Harris (bottom right). Photograph from Cutler collection

Brother of Walter

Born 13th May 1889 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 24th August 1890 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent (baptismal name Edwin)

Married June 5 1915 to Annie Sarah Sewards, (died 1961). Children Charles and Rosa

Date of death unconfirmed, possibly 1958

1901 Census

Living at Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent with father, Charles, farm labourer, mother, Sarah, and brothers Herbert and Walter.

1911 Census

Father is a roadman working for County Council and Edward and his brother Walter are domestic gardeners

Military Service

Marriage register states he is a soldier but no other records found. Name given there is Edward, father is Charles, occupation roadman. Cap badge shows he was in The Sherwood Foresters. There are two men named Edward Harris on the Medal Rolls Index cards and in the UK WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls serving in this regiment. He could possibly be Private 266070, 1st/8th Battalion. The other Edward Harris in the collection was initially in the Bedford Regiment and is therefore less likely to be him. It has not been possible yet to confirm his military service.

1922 Register

Address: Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Address: No. 30 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: jobbing gardener, heavy worker

Household: living with wife Annie, charwoman, daughters Doreen born 1926 and Mary born 1927. There are three other people in the household whose records are officially closed.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on  Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.