Project Description

GEORGE VICKERSTAFF 1886–1947

Labour corps

Brother of Frederick, William and Robert

Born 1st November 1886, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 2nd December 1886 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Mary Jane Pinches in 1914.

Died 14th March 1947, age 61

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Started school on 29.9.1890, when his home was on Little Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1891 Census

Listed as a boy aged 4, living with his father George 33, a bricklayer’s labourer, mother Mary née Nowell 31 and siblings Frederick 2 and Ada 3 months.

1901 Census

Listed as age 14, employed as builder’s carter and living with his parents George (43), a bricklayer, and Mary 41 on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was the eldest son of the family of eight children – 4 boys and 4 girls: George 14, Frederick 12, Ada 10, William 8, Nellie 6, Mary 4, Fanny (Annie) 2 and Robert 9 months. Ada was living with Aunt Eliza Vickerstaff, a laundress, on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

By 1911 he was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer and living with father George, a sewerage farm worker, mother Mary and siblings Fred, Mary, Annie and Robert at Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 31045 (Yorkshire Regiment), 13050 (Labour Corps)

Military Unit: Alexandra Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 150th Brigade, 50th Division, then Labour Corps

Theatre of War: France and Flanders.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory Medal

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Probate to Mary Jane Vickerstaff in 1947 relating to George Vickerstaff of The Harlequin Radciffe on Trent confirms date of death.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Mary

From the 1939 Register

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Bricklayers labourer

Household: living with wife Mary.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings