Project Description

JOHN MARSTON 1887–1971

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Born 23rd October 1887 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 15th December 1887 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died 1971

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 18 July 1892, address Cropwell Road

1891 Census

Age 3 living on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, a shepherd, mother Ann, brother Cooper 8, sisters Lucy Ann 11 and Beatrice 5.

1901 Census

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,

1911 Census

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

Military Service

Rank: Private

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.