Project Description

HENRY JOHN PACKWOOD 1886–1953

RGA

Brother to Thomas (whose name is on the Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial)

Born 24th December 1886, Holme Pierrepont, Notts.

Baptised 6th February 1887 at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont

Married June 1916 to Maud Whormsley, Basford District, Nottingham

Died 6th December 1953. Address at date of death: 40 Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 14 April 1890

1891 Census

Age 4 living at 20 Curtis Street, Hucknall Torkard with widowed mother Mary, siblings Helen 9, Annie 6, Thomas 2, and uncle Robert Parsons and family. (Henry’s father died on 11 July 1888 [Ancestry Probate records])

1901 Census

Age 14 living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Mary, sister Helen 19, brother Thomas 12 and sister Annie 16. He is employed as an office boy.

1911 Census

Age 24 living on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Mary, sister Helen 29 and brother Thomas 22 . He is employed as a clerk (Estate Agents)

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 72460

Military Unit: 60th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Living on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information:

Directories
1941 Kelly’s directory: H Packwood, Newsagent, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 3&4 Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Provisions and newspaper dealer

Household: living with daughter Margaret, an art framer at Boots

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent and is buried in Radcliffe cemetery