Project Description


(Samuel James Archibald Vickerstaff)


Brother of Charles, John and Leonard

Born 9th February 1881 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 27th March 1881 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died September 1962, age 81.

1881 Census
Age 2 months, living on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father William, a bricklayer, and mother Adelaide, a dressmaker. Name recorded as Samuel J.A. Vickerstaff.

1891 Census
Archibald is listed as Samuel J. A. Vickerstaff, aged 10, living with his father William, a baker, mother Adelaide, a dressmaker and siblings Kathleen 14, John 13, Charles 6 and Leonard 4. They lived on Bealy (Bailey) Lane.

1901 Census
Archibald had become a professional cricketer, aged 20, living with his parents and siblings on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census
Although he was still living at his parents’ address Ferry House, Wharf Lane, he had been joined by his wife Frances 24 and daughters Adelaide 6 and Edna 5. He was still a professional cricketer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: M/347620

Military Unit: Tractor Depot, Army Service Corps

Theatre of War: unknown. He may have served in the UK.

Medals Awarded: No details of medals available

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Wharf Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Not found

Other information

William Vickerstaff, father, died in 1917.
It seems that Frances died sometime between 1911 and 1919 as there is an entry in the parish of Idle, Yorkshire that on 16.8.1919 Samuel J A Vickerstaff, widower and professional cricketer married Edith Mary Bate.

His death was registered at Bingham

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings