GEORGE FRANCIS TOON 1885–1961
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.
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.
Age 15 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.
Boarding at 44 Buckley Street Barnsley with wife Amy and son Jack age 2. Occupation plumber (house).
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
6.10.17: Discharged (wounded in the face, losing part of his nose)
7.10.17: Awarded an 80% disability pension for life due to a gunshot wound to his face and physical unfitness: a weekly amount of 22 shillings plus 8 shillings (£1 10p + 40p) for one child, rising to 32 shillings.
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
Silver War Badge: 306657
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
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.