Project Description

ARCHIBALD VICKERSTAFF 1881–1962

(Samuel James Archibald Vickerstaff)

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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

Married 1: Frances May Johnson in 1904 in Aylesbury dstrict. She died in 1918

Children: Adelaide, 1904? and Edna Irene, born 1906

Married 2: Edith Mary Bate on 16 August 1919 at Holy Trinity Church, Idle, Yorkshire

Died September 1962, age 81. Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference E158

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 4, John 3. They lived on Bealy (Bailey) Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

1901 Census
Archibald had become a professional cricketer, aged 20, living with his parents and siblings Kathleen, John, Charles 6 and Leonard 4 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

In 1916 Wright’s Directory he is listed as a professional cricketer, address Charnwood Grove, West Bridgford.

William Vickerstaff, father, died in 1917.

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