Project Description

FREDERICK VICKERSTAFF 1888–1953

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Elder brother of George, Robert and William Vickerstaff

Born 25th October 1888, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 7th February 1889 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 6th April 1912 to Clara Young at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent, daughter Eileen Mary born 11 March 1913 and baptised at St Mary’s Church.

Died 29 April 1953 in Carrington, Nottingham, age 64

Known as Fred

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

He entered school on 25.4.1892, when his parents were living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1891 Census

Age two, living with his father George 33, a bricklayer’s labourer, mother Mary née Nowell 31 and siblings George 4 and Ada 3 months.

1901 Census

Age twelve, farm carter, living on Hogg Lane with family; the children had increased to seven with the addition of William, Nellie, Mary, Fanny and Robert. Brother George was a builder’s carter.

1911 Census

A builder’s carter living at Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent; father George was a sewerage worker and brother George a bricklayer’s labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 20812

Military Unit: 12th (Pioneer) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 24th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, entered 24.09.1915

Demobilized 17.4.19

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 75 Loscoe Road, Nottingham

Occupation: Builder’s labourer

Household: living with wife Clara, general shop dealer and daughter Eileen, a hairdresser

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents.