Project Description

GEORGE ROBERT CRESSWELL 1877–1967

George Cresswell_NEW ed
Photographs from family collection

Born 3rd February 1877, Radford, Nottingham

Married 1898 to Elizabeth Checkley, son Harold born 1899

Died 1967.

Father and son are both named on Holme Pierrepont War Memorial.

1891 Census

Living at Denman Street, Nottingham with father George, a cab proprietor, mother Ann, two sisters Annie(b.1868) and Amelia (b.1874) and a brother Samuel (b.1883). He is employed as a stable boy and groom.

1901 Census

Self employed cab proprietor with wife Elizabeth and two year old son Harold, who also served in WW1.

1911 Census

Employed as a groom to Lord Manvers and living in Holme Pierrepont. Daughter Winifred was born in 1907. The family had moved to Holme Pierrepont in 1906 for George to work as groom on the Manvers estate.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 19843

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps (R.A.S.C. on medal card. Veterinary Corps on Holme Pierrepont Lychgate)

Served in France.

Medals Awarded:

British War and Victory

Cresswell family

Cresswell family including Winifred, George and Elizabeth’s daughter

Other information

By Spring 1919 he had returned to his family in Holme Pierrepont to continue working as a groom. Elizabeth was working as a cook.In the early 1920s the family moved to Montfort Crescent in Sherwood, Nottingham.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 4 Montfort Crescent, Nottingham

Occupation: salesman, fruit and vegetables

Household: living with wife Elizabeth and Leonard Ellis (born 1911), a nurseryman growing fruit and vegetables.