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Born 23rd June 1878 Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire

Married 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.

Theatre of War:

Enlisted 17th April 1915. Height 5ft 6½ins, weight 147 lbs, chest 37ins, occupation Rigger in Hull, address West Lane, Hedon Hill, Hull

7.2.16: Embarked Devenport

16.3.16: Disembarked Kilindini, Africa.  Joined naval detachment Kilindini, Kenya

Nov 16: Malaria, sent to Dar es Salaam Hospital

29.1.17: Cape Town Hospital

3.3.17: Devenport Hospital

25.4.17: Oxford Hospital, U.K.

5.5.17-6.7.17:  Ripon Hospital, U.K.

12.1.18: Winchester Hospital, U.K.

12.1.18-4.3.18: Oxford Hospital, U.K.

July 1918: France

From 19.3.19 he was in receipt of a pension of 6 shillings 10d (34p) per week.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

From the 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.