Born 23rd June 1878 Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

Married 8 May 1909 to Annie Elizabeth Lonsdale

Daughters Alice born 1910, Annie 1913, son George born 1921

Date of death unknown

1881 Census

Age 3 living at Holme Pierrepont with mother Elizabeth Pike 26 and grandfather John, an agricultural labourer age 69 and a boarder Henry Wilson, age nine. Elizabeth was sister of Samuel Pike, grandfather of Charles Wightman Pike.

1891 Census

Age 12 a farm boy living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with his mother Elizabeth Roberts, now married, stepfather Joseph Roberts, a labourer, stepsisters Alice 3, Sarah 2, and stepbrother John, age one.

1901 Census

Not found

1911 Census

Living in Darlington with wife Annie Elizabeth and daughter Alice. Employed as a builder’s labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 294, 290282

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery 158th Battery 38th brigade 1st Hull Heavy battery. 545 Battery at discharge.

Theatre of War:

17.04.15: Attested and posted: Height 5ft 6½ins, weight 147 lbs, chest 37ins, occupation Rigger in Hull, address West Lane, Hedon, Hull. Medical category A1

07.02.16: Embarked Devonport

16.03.16: Disembarked Kilindini, Africa

23.11.16: Joined naval detachment Kilwa, East Africa

07.12.16: Malaria, sent to Dar es Salaam Hospital

18.12.16: Invalided to Maitland Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa on Hospital Ship Oxfordshire

29.01.17: Embarked for England on H.M.A.T. (His Majesty’s Australian Transport) Persic from Cape Town Hospital

03.03.17: Devonport Military Hospital for 25 days with malaria, U.K.

27.03.17: 3rd Southern General Hospital Oxford, malaria 29 days

05.05.17: Ripon Hospital, U.K. malaria 62 days

09.01.18: Winchester Hospital, U.K. malaria 3 days

12.01.18: Oxford Hospital, U.K. malaria 52 days

04.03.18: Discharged Oxford Hospital

18.07.18: France to February 1919

18.3.19: Discharged

From 19.3.19 he was in receipt of a pension of 6 shillings 10d per week (34p) for six months final due to malaria (5% disablement).

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

1921 Census

Address: West Lane, Hedon Yorkshire

Employment: labourer, Warringtons Building Contractors

Household: wife Annie, daughter Alice, son George Henry

1939 Register

Address: Windsor House, Charles Street, Hedon, Yorkshire

Occupation: general labourer

Household: living with wife Annie born 3.2.1886 and son George born 15.4.21

 Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born in Radcliffe on Trent.