Project Description

GEORGE FRANCIS TOON 1885–1961

Royal engineers badge

Born 16th May 1885, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 1908 to Amy Tasker May in Fulham, London. Children: John (Jack) Francis born 11.3.1909, Richard A. born 1912, Amy M. born 1919 and George born 1921.

Died in 1961, age 75.

1891 Census

Age 5, living at 18 Park Road, Lenton, Nottingham with father John, general porter, mother Annie L, lace clipper, and his siblings Charles W. 11, Richard 9, Aubrey V. 7,  Annie M. 5, all at school, and Edith L. 7 months.

1901 Census

Living on Station Terrace, Radcliffe, with father John, a groom domestic, mother Annie L. and his siblings Aubrey V. 17, Annie M. 13 and Edith L. 10.  Occupation plumber’s labourer.

1911 Census

Boarding at 44 Buckley Street Barnsley with wife Amy and son Jack age 2.  Occupation plumber (house).

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 2311, later 478338

Military Unit: Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 10.10.15

Service from 5.4.1915

Wounded

5.10.15: Wounded

6.10.17: Discharged (wounded in the face, losing part of his nose)

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

Silver War Badge: 306657

Other information

He was one of the first tenants in the new council houses, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, built immediately after the war. In 1911, his mother Annie, now a widow, was living at Rumble Cottage on Bingham Road (the house was between the shops and Eastwood Road) with widowed son Charles, daughters Annie May Mulraney and Edith Lilian Toon, and granddaughters Edith Joycie Evelyn Toon, Dulcie May Mulraney and Grace Toon Mulraney.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Shelford Road

Household: George Toon was living with his wife Amy Tasker Toon

From the 1939 Register

Address: No. 7 Council House, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Plumber

Household: living with wife May, born 25.5.84, and son John, plumber

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings and then with family after the war.