Project Description



Born 1st June 1879 in Whetstone, Leics.

Married Emily Buxton in 1899 in Nottingham

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

Died September 1934, age 55

Buried in Radcliffe-on-Trent Cemetery, grave reference E128, no headstone

1881 Census

Age 2, living with father Thomas, 30 a farmer of 12 acres, mother Sarah 32, sisters Harriet 7, Ida 1 month, and brother Frank 5. Joseph Willson 26, an agricultural labourer employed by Thomas was living with the family.

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted to school 4th June 1882

1891 Census  

Age 11 and living with father Thomas, a farmer, mother Sarah, 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,  a bricklayer, 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 house with 4 rooms at 11 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent. They had 6 children but 2 had died.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 609277. Formerly 267345

Military Unit: Labour Corps, formerly The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

12.12.17: Reported ’Wounded’ on War Office Daily List No 5440. Private 267345, Sherwood Foresters at this date

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 shillings (40p) per week plus 8 shillings 2d (41p) for 5 children reduced to 7 shillings (35p) when there were only 4 children under sixteen.  In April 1921 he was reassessed and received a total of 12 shillings 6d (62p) per week for 6-14% disablement 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.