Project Description

HORACE GEORGE BARNETT WESSON

1893–1960

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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

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

Age 16 employed as a clerk for a chemical manufacturer and living with both parents at 46 Belle Vue Road, Nottingham.

Military Service

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

Other information

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.