HORACE GEORGE BARNETT WESSON
Born 14th February 1893 at Tutbury, Staffordshire
Married 11 July 1914 to Cissie Bemrose at Radcliffe on Trent parish church
Son Douglas born 30th November 1914
Died 25th September 1960, age 67
Age 8 living with father Robert George 36, born in Harby, Leics. a grocer’s assistant, mother Mary Ann 36, born in Keyworth and brother Stratford 13. They lived at 19 Richardson Street, Derby.
Age 16 employed as a clerk for a chemical manufacturer and living with both parents at 46 Belle Vue Road, Nottingham.
Rank: Rifleman, formerly private
Service Number: 43140 (Royal Irish), 43426 (SFs),
Military Unit: 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 108th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division, formerly 11 Bn. The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
9.4.19 Discharged no longer physically fit for war service due to wounds
Service from 10.12.15
Pension Record Card
Disability pension of 40% from 10th April 1919 to 11th April 1922 following gunshot wound to right shoulder, 16/- per week with an additional 7/- for his wife and 1 child. This was then increased to 50%, £1 plus 8/9d for his wife and child until 8th April 1924. It is not known if this pension continued.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory, Silver War Badge B179346
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent
Address on marriage certificate was given as 2 Richmond Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent and his occupation as time-keeper. One of the first tenants of the council houses on Shelford Road. Cissie died in 1956.
Will: Horace G Wesson of 2 Park Road, Radcliffe on Trent died 23 September 1960 at Highbury Hospital- Administration to Douglas Wesson, Company Secretary £346.0.1d.
1922 Electoral Register
Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
From the 1939 Register
Address: No 13 Council Houses, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Air Raid Precautions Warden at Boots Pure Drug Co and employed as despatch clerk
Household: Living with wife Cissie, son Douglas, clerk to book-keeper in engineering machine shop. Also living with them is Thomas Summerfield, a 9 year old schoolboy.
Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent and married a woman from the village.