HORACE GEORGE BARNETT WESSON
Born 14th February 1893 at Tutbury, Staffordshire
Married 11 July 1914 to Cissie Bemrose at St Mary;s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Son Douglas born 30th November 1914
Died 23th 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 18 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: 13/43140 (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
Service from 10.12.15
9.4.19 Discharged no longer physically fit for war service due to wounds
Silver War Badge B179346 issued
Pension Record Card
Disability pension of 40% from 10th April 1919 to 11th April 1922 following gunshot wound to right shoulder, 16 shillings per week (80p) with an additional 7 shillings (35p) for his wife and 1 child. The pension then increased to 50%, £1 plus 8 shillings 9d (44p) for his wife and child until 8th April 1924. It is not known if this pension continued.
His address was given as 21 Station Terrace, Radcliffe and later amended to 13 Shelford Road, Radcliffe.
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.
Address: Roman Bank, Winthorpe
Employment: stock keeper, Boots Drug Co
Household: wife, Cissie, son Douglas, nephew Alfred Gilbert and sister in law Frances Bemrose
1922 Electoral Register
Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: No 13 Council Houses, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: despatch clerk, stationery and art goods and Air Raid Precautions Warden at Boots Pure Drug Co
Household: living with wife Cissie, son Douglas, clerk to book-keeper in engineering machine shop. Thomas Summerfield, a 9 year old schoolboy was also living with them.
Will: Horace G Wesson of 2 Park Road, Radcliffe on Trent died 23 September 1960 at Highbury Hospital. Administration to Douglas Wesson, Company Secretary.
Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent and married a woman from the village.