Born 5 February 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent

Married Ethel Dean 1926 Worksop

Daughter Jean born 1934

Date of death 1967 Mansfield

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

1921 Census

Address: Hucknall

Employment: Police Constable

Household: 7 other police constables

1939 Register

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.