JOHN HEREWARD WILSON 1900–1972
Born 6th June 1900 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire
Baptised 1st July 1900 Billingborough
Married Dorothea Roberts 1923 in Mansfield, son Peter born 1924
Died 1972 in Mansfield district, Nottinghamshire
Age 9 months, living with his father John 47, a builder, mother Sophia 44, and siblings Arthur 16, Margaret 10, George 8, Annie 6, and May 12, at High Street, Billingborough.
Age 10 living with his widowed mother Sophia and sister May 12, in the household of Arthur Charles Firman and family at West End, Radcliffe on Trent. Arthur’s wife Elizabeth is Sophia’s daughter.
Service Number: TR/6/52795, previously 552793
Military Unit: 53rd Young Soldier Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, then 51st (Graduated) Battalion Training Reserve, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of Command: Northern
Attested 5th June 1918, age 17 years 364 days
Address Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent, occupation apprentice bricklayer, height 5ft 9ins, weight 146 lbs, hair brown, eyes hazel, chest 36ins, range of expansion 3½ ins, physical development good, teeth good, scar centre forehead
Deemed to have been enlisted on 6th June 1918 (his 18th birthday)
22.6.18: Called up for service
25.6.18: Posted to 53rd Battalion Notts. and Derby Regiment, (The Sherwood Foresters), Rugeley Camp.
9.7.18: Posted to 51st (Graduated) Battalion, Notts. and Derby Regiment
9.2.19: Demobilised; specialist military qualification: 1st Class Shot
Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals as served in the U.K.
The 51st (Graduated) Battalion, Notts. and Derby Regiment, (The Sherwood Foresters), was formed in 1917 from the 15th Training Reserve Battalion. It moved to Doncaster in 1918 and then to Welbeck. Its members remained in the U.K.
Address: 10 Eland Road, Langwith Junction, Upper Langwith, Notts
Employment: railway fireman, Great Central Railway
Household: boarding with Edwin Kemp, railway engine driver and his family
Address: 3 Little Lane, Shirebrook, Derbyshire
Occupation: railway locomotive driver
Household: wife Dorothea, son Peter, apprentice painter and decorator
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent