Labour corps

Born  9 August 1896, (1897 birth register) West Ham, Essex.

Married 1918 to Fanny Hallam from Radcliffe on Trent. Sons Frank Arthur born 1924, John Henry 1929, daughter Kathleen, 1922

Died possibly 1982, Nottinghamshire

1901 Census

Age three, living in West Ham with father Henry, an iron driller, mother Catherine, sisters Kate, fourteen, Maude, thirteen, Elsie, eleven, May, seven, Ethel, six and brother Henry, nine.

1911 Census

Age thirteen, at school, living at 115, Argyle Road, West Ham with father Henry, an iron driller (ship building), mother Catherine, sisters Maude, May, Ethel, and brother Henry, an iron driller. His three sisters were working at Silver’s India rubber Works.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 500526

Military Unit: 484 Agricultural Company

Theatre of War: he served in the U.K. and therefore did not enter a theatre of war

Next of Kin: wife Fanny, living at Ogles Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

Records state separation allowance to be reinstated – Presently living at home while on FF (farm furlough?)

Held back from serving as employed by William H Brown of Grantham and vital in food supply

Released by William H Brown early 1918

18.03.20: Discharged. In Labour Corps, Essex at date of discharge (pension record card)

Awarded a 30% disablement pension from 20.07.21 due to mental illness (with epilepsy)

Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals due to service at home

Other information

Address on 1922 Electoral Register: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Ogles Yard, Radcliffe

Employment: Farm Labourer out of work, previously J James Farmer

Household: wife Fannie and daughter Joyce born April 1918

1939 Register

Address: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent.

Occupation: described as ex-serviceman (pensioner).

Household: living with wife Fanny,  born 11 April 1896, daughter Kathleen, a soap packer, son Frank, printer and John at school

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Living in Radcliffe on Trent when enlisted and for many years after the war.