JOHN MARSTON 1887–1971
Born 23rd October 1887 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 15th December 1887 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted 18 July 1892, address Cropwell Road
Age 3 living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John 47, a shepherd, mother Ann 40, brother Cooper 8, sisters Lucy Ann 11 and Beatrice 5.
Age 13 living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, yardman and domestic gardener, mother Ann, brother Cooper 18 a railway engine cleaner, sisters Lucy Ann 23, a dressmaker and Beatrice 15 a shirt maker and a boarder Tom Gregg. He is employed as a grocer’s boy,
Age 23 living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, farm labourer, and mother Ann. He is employed as a labourer in the building trade. They have a visitor, George Gregg, a butler.
1914 Electoral Register
Living on Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Service Number: 20809
Military Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters.
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but service details with early discharge three months after enlistment suggest he remained in the U.K.
Attested: 14.12.14 in Nottingham
Age: 27 years 2 months. Address: Rose Cottage, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: bricklayer’s labourer. Height 5ft 9½ins, chest 35½ins
3.3.15: Discharged ‘Not likely to become an efficient soldier vide para.329 III K.R.Authy’. ‘Varicose veins in leg(s), refuses operation’.
Medals Awarded: Ineligible for campaign medals
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.