Born Jul-Sep 1876 in Radcliffe on Trent.

Baptised 14th January 1880, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1924 Aslockton, buried Radcliffe Cemetery 11 July 1924 (L31, no headstone)

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 19 Apr 1880.

1881 Census

Age 4, living with father John, a railway plate layer, mother Martha and brothers Arthur 10, George 6 and sister Sarah a lace clipper in Royal Oak Yard, Radcliffe on Trent.

1891 Census

Age 15 living on Dalesforth farm in Mansfield, occupation agricultural labourer.

1901 Census

Age 24 living at St Peter’s Square, Nottingham, occupation brewer in hotel.

1911 Census

Age 34 boarding with his uncle William White (his mother’s brother) on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a brewer in a Public House.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: F24437

Military Unit: Forage Dept., Royal Army Service Corps

Theatre of War: Served at home so did not enter a theatre of war

Medals: ineligible for campaign medals

Details of service are from Pension Records:

Address at time of attestation: Royal Oak Yard Radcliffe on Trent

17.1.16: Attested  at Nottingham

17.1.16–9.10.16: Home

9.10.16: Discharged Leicester, age 40 years 4 months, his services being no longer required. Height 5ft 1ins. On the discharge form he is described as good, sober, steady and a good worker on baling machine.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Richmond’s Yard, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

On the Absent Voter List 1918 his military service details are given as Private 313572, 484th Agric. Co Labour Corps.

A postcard he sent to Mr G Foster of Radcliffe on Trent in September 1917 from No. 2 Camp, Squires Gate, Blackpool, confirms that he had been re-engaged and transferred to No. 12 Platoon, RAMC, with service number 313572. The postcard reads:

‘Dear George I am quite well. Transferred in the RAMC. I am in the Company (?) Quartermasters Stores, like it very much. This was taken in Scotland. Kind regards to all at home. I am writing this on the sea side. Yours truly Pte F. Larkin’

Other information

He also had three older siblings: Alice, William and Charles and six half siblings from his father’s first marriage.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.