GEORGE TOWNSEND 1898–1967
Born 5 February 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent
Married Ethel Dean 1926 Worksop
Daughter Jean born 1934
Date of death 1967 Mansfield
Age three, living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father Thomas, an engine driver (brickyard), mother Ada (Adelaide) Townsend and siblings Joseph, nineteen, Jane, seventeen, James, sixteen, Florence, twelve, Nellie, eleven, Emily, nine, May, seven, Ada, five.
Age thirteen ‘Schoolboy, part-time grocer’s boy’ living with family on Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent and siblings born since 1901: Lily, nine, and Charlie, eight. The five eldest children had left home. Father Thomas was a brick engineer, Emily, a lace machinist and May, a lace clipper. No occupation was given for Ada.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
We have been unable to find a record of George’s war service. There are at least 75 records of men called George Townsend serving in WWI and without further details we have been unable to link a record to a Radcliffe on Trent man.
Employment: Police Constable
Household: 7 other police constables
Address: 98 Windsor Road, Mansfield
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Household: wife Ethel, daughter Jean A born 1934 (married name Moxon)
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.