FRED THRAVES 1878–1940
Born 3rd September 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent
Married 1924 to Mabel Eady, Worksop. Son Peter, born 1934
Died 27th June 1940, age 60 in Nottingham
Age two, living on Shelford Rd, Radcliffe on Trent with father George, railway labourer, mother Martha, sister Jane age seven and sister Clara, age five.
Age thirteen on census, living with aunt and uncle, Mary and William Kirchen, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation or school attendance not recorded.
Age 22, living with aunt and uncle, Mary and William Kirchen, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was a labourer and bricklayer.
He was still living with the Kirchens in Radcliffe on Trent and working as a general labourer.
Service number: 645369 (Labour Corps) 76752 (Sherwood Foresters)
Military Unit: Labour Corps, previously The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: unconfirmed, likely to have been France and Flanders
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Letter from Charles Wightman Pike from France, dated 19.8.17 mentions him.
I suppose Fred Thraves has been seriously wounded. I was sorry to hear of it. Have you heard any news concerning him?
Not found in war pension or Silver War Badge records.
From the 1939 Register
Address: Red Tiles, Barton, Nottinghamshire
Occupation: Gypsum mine timers
Household: living with wife Mabel and son Peter, at school
Fred Thraves of Red Tiles, Barton, Nottinghamshire died 27 June 1940 at The County Hospital, Basford, Nottingham. Administration to Mabel Thraves, widow. Effects £238 5s 8d.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and relatives.