Project Description

HARRY SCRIMSHAW 1885–1963

Scrimshaw re-ed
Photograph from Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society

Born 17th December 1885 in Radford, Nottingham

Baptised 14th February 1886 at St Peter’s Church, Radford. Home address, 56A St Peter’s Street, Nottingham

Married Hannah Mary Kirk, daughter Pearl

Died in 1963

1891 Census

Age 5 living at 31 Pine Street, Radford, with father Arthur a general labourer born in Radcliffe on Trent, mother Sarah, brothers George 12, John 11 and Robert 7, sisters Mary J. 9 and Elizabeth 2.

1901 Census

By 1901 Harry’s family had moved to Radcliffe. He is recorded as fifteen years old in the census living with his father Arthur, who is working as a market gardener labourer, mother Sarah, brothers John 21, a boot and shoe repairer, Robert 17 a railway engine cleaner and his sister Elizabeth 12. Harry is employed as a fishmonger’s boy. They are living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 25, living at West End Villas, Radcliffe, with parents Arthur and Sarah, brother John 31 a boot repairer, sisters Mary Jane, an assistant teacher at Radcliffe on Trent school and Elizabeth 22. He is employed as a nurseryman assistant.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 63299

Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, 23rd Brigade, 8th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Lamcote Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Lamcote Cottages, Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with his wife Hannah

From the 1939 Register

Address: The Nurseries, The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Railway plate layer

Household: living with wife Hannah, a nursery worker.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.