FRED THRAVES 1878–1940

Labour corps

Born 3rd September 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent

Married 1: Edith Priestley in Basford district who died 23 April 1923 age 42

Married 2: 1924 to Mabel Eady in Worksop

Children: George born 1926, Winifred born 1929 and Peter born 1934, all in Basford district

Died 27th June 1940, age 60 in Nottingham

1881 Census

Age two, living on Shelford Rd, Radcliffe on Trent with father George 31, railway labourer,  mother Martha, sister Jane age seven and sister Clara, age five.

1891 Census

Age thirteen on census, living with aunt and uncle, Mary and William Kirchen, green grocer, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation or school attendance not recorded.

1901 Census

Age 22, living with aunt and uncle, Mary and William Kirchen, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was a bricklayer”s labourer.

1911 Census

He was still living with the Kirchens  in Radcliffe on Trent and working as a general labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

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

Other information

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.

1939 Register

Address: Red Tiles, Barton in Fabis, Nottinghamshire

Occupation: Gypsum mine timbers

Household: living with wife Mabel and son Peter, at school and two other people whose records are officially closed.


Fred Thraves of Red Tiles, Barton, Nottinghamshire died 27 June 1940 at The County Hospital, Basford, Nottingham. Administration to Mabel Thraves, widow.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and relatives.