Royal navy

Born Oct 22nd 1893, Radcliffe on Trent

Married November 30th 1917 to Edith Rogers at the Methodist Chapel, Radcliffe on Trent

Children: Olive born 1920, Vera born 1921, Stanley born 1923, Harold born 1937

Date of death 6 March 1956 (will records)

Radcliffe School Register

Admitted 5th October 1896

1901 Census

Age 7, living on Main Road near Thraves Yard in Radcliffe with father Henry 37, maltster’s labourer, mother Mary Jane Lineker, sisters Lottie 13, Hilda 11 and Gertie 3 and his brothers, John 9 and Bertie 1.

1911 Census

Age 17, a farm labourer working for Samuel Simms, farmer, living at Palmer farm, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Military Service

Rank: Stoker 1st Class

Service Number: 112258

Military Unit: H.M.S.Caledon, Royal Navy, formerly S.M.S. Caledonia

Joined 11 May 1912 for 5+7years

Height 5ft 3ins, chest 38ins.

12.5.12 – 1914: Served as Stoker II on Victory 11, Renown, Hibernia and Imogene

1914: From outbreak of war to demobilisation, he served as a stoker on the Osiris, Imogene, Europa, Ganges, Vivid, Victory, and Caledonian.

9.7.19: Demobilised

10.7.19: Joined Royal Fleet Reserve on demobilisation

9.4.21: Stoker 1st Class, Victory II

6.6.21: Demobilised

Character very good and ability satisfactory throughout the whole of his service

Medals Awarded: 1914 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Thraves Yard, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

He is described as a stoker on HMS Caledonian on the marriage register for 1917

1921 Census

Address: Radford Road, Nottingham

Employment: builder’s labourer, Goodchild Builders

Household: wife Edith, daughters, Olive and Vera

1939 Register

Address: 48 Court Street, Nottingham

Occupation: builders labourer and ARP rescue

Household: living with wife Edith born 8.2.1895, daughters Olive (later married name Wynn), lace finisher, Vera (later married name Harrison), hosiery worker, sons Stanley, tobacco cutter, and Harold, under school age. Seven other people whose records are officially closed were also living there.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and went to school in Radcliffe on Trent.