Labour corps

Born 1st January 1896, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 21st June 1896 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 26 October 1918 to Julia Elizabeth Reynolds St Gile’s Church, West Bridgford.. Three children Nora born 11 October 1920, Barbara Mary born 28 March 1924 and Peter born 1926.

Died 1958

Cousin of Albert and Frederick Rushton.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 7 May 1900

1901 Census

Age 4 living with parents Arthur and Mary (nee Stafford) on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, sisters Annie 1 and Emma 3 and brother Harry 2 months. Grandfather Robert next door. Family of painters and decorators.

1911 Census

Age 14 living on Cropwell Road with father Arthur, (his mother died 1907) a painter and decorator, brother Harry 10, sisters Emma 13, Annie 11, Mary 9 and a housekeeper Eliza Townsend.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 138949, formerly 3447

Military Unit: 634th (Home Service) Employment Company, Labour Corps, formerly The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry  28.6.15.


15.10.15: Effects of irritant gas poisoning; convalescent depot 6 days

On that date he was serving with 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters

15.10.15: 1 year’s service and 4 months with Field Force

Entitled to wear a wound stripe

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Discharged 8.3.17.

He received a pension of 8 shillings (40p) per week from 6 May 1920 based on an assessment of 20% disability due to neurasthenia.

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

Wright’s directories 1913/14, 1915, 1920

Employed as warehouseman.

1921 Census

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe

Employment: warehouseman, Birkin Lace Mfg, Broadway, Nottm

Household: wife Julia and daughter Nora

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Address: No. 37 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: clerk in Lace Warehouse

Air Raid Precautions Warden

Household: living with wife Julia, born 4 December 1894 and daughter Nora, a railway clerk.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent