Yorks and Lancs

Born 14th September 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 23rd October 1898 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Clara Crampton in 1926 (died September 1947)

Died September 1968. Age 69

1901 Census

Age two living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with his grandparents Isaac Kirchin, 51, a general labourer and his wife Ann, 49. The household included  George’s father John, 44, born in Oxford, his  mother Elizabeth, the daughter of Isaac Kirchen and born in Radcliffe on Trent, his sister Alice, age five, a boarder employed as a general labourer, 32, and another boarder George Spencer 67, a widower and also employed as a general labourer.

1911 Census 

Age twelve is listed on the census as Thomas. He was at school living with father John, a farm labourer, mother Elizabeth, and sister Irene (Alice Irene), a dry packer (chemists)  on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent in a house with three rooms.

Military Service

Rank: Private, then Driver

Service Number: 46849 (Yorks) then 56357 (York and Lancs), 88532

Military Unit: 8th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, 69th Brigade, 23rd Division during the war then transferred to the 1st Yorks. and Lancs in 1919 where he completed his service with the 3rd Battalion

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, then Italy from late 1917

Enlisted: 13 September 1916 in the Sherwood Foresters

Age on enlistment, 17 years 364 days. Height 5ft 9ins, weight 128 lbs, girth 35ins, rate of expansion 2ins. A1 medical category. Religion: Church of England.Occupation: Platelayer Great Northern Railway. Next of kin: Elizabeth Dungate, mother, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

28.4.17: Joined for duty at Derby

30.4.17: Posted T.R. Battalion, Rugeley Camp

1.10.17: Brocton Camp

24.11.17: Posted to 8th Battalion Yorks. Regiment

26.11.17: Joined 49B Depot, Havre

26.2.18: Admitted to 37 Casualty Clearing Station ICT Right foot (Inflammation of connective tissue)

4.3.18: Admitted to 51 Stationary Hospital in Arquata Scrivia, Italy

9.3.18: Discharged from hospital to Vaje Camp, Arquata

15.3.18: To Unit

17.6.18: At Rest (?) Camp

21.2.19: Permanently and compulsory transferred to the Yorks. and Lancs. Regiment and posted in the rank of Private. Reason for transfer: benefit of service

24.2.19: Joined Battalion, Fiume

24.4.19: Leave to UK: 15 days

20.5.19: Posted to 3rd Battalion


Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: Platelayer, Great Northern Railway

Household: mother Elizabeth, niece Louise Dungate, sister Alice Robottom, her husband Harry, letter press worker, printers John L Young, St James Street, Nottm, their daughter Freda

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

F1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: railway relayer

Household: living with wife Clara born 24.5.1897, has part time paid employment

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent