Project Description

BERNARD DRAYCOTT 1879–1934

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Born 1st June 1879 in Whetstone, Leics.

Admitted to school 4th June 1882

Married Emily Buxton in 1899

Children: John Bernard born 1902, Catherine Mary born 1905, Charles William born 1908 and Grace Evelyn born 1910

Died September 1934, age 55

1891 Census  

Age 11 and living with father Thomas, 40 a farmer, mother Sarah 42, sisters Ida Isabelle, 10, Dorothy Clementine 8, and brothers Thomas Anthony 4 and William Henry 3. They lived at The Nook, Whetstone, Leicestershire.

1901 Census

Age 22 employed as a bricklayer and living at 1 Forest Place, Nottingham.

1911 Census

Age 31 and married to Emily Judith, 30 with sons John Bernard 9, Charles William 3, and daughters Catherine Mary 6 and Grace Evelyn 1. They lived in a 4 roomed house at 11 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent. They had 6 children but 2 died. He is employed as a bricklayer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 609277. Formerly 267345

Military Unit: Labour Corps, formerly The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

It has not yet been possible to identify his battalion in the Sherwood Foresters.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Pension Record Card

Awarded a 20% disablement pension from 7th April 1919 following a gunshot wound in his right upper arm. He received 8/- per week plus 8/2d for 5 children reduced to 7/- when there were only 4 children.  In April 1921 he was reassessed and received a total of 12/6d per week for a final 70 weeks.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Ogles Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.