Caunt, John (Jackie)
Photograph from the Cutler collection housed in the Radcliffe Parish Council Office

Born 4th January 1889 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 1st March 1889 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Married 1917 to Agnes Frost, Bingham district

Children: Florence, baptised 14 July 1918, Lilian born 1920, Thirza born 1922, Douglas born 1926

Died 1948, Radcliffe

Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference L172, no headstone

1891 Census

Age 2 living with grandparents Samuel and Elizabeth, aunt Emma, his mother Lilly and Samuel’s granddaughter Annie Osborne Caunt on Main Road, Radcliffe. Grandfather was an ostler.

1901 Census

Living on Back Lane, Radcliffe with grandfather Samuel, yardman on farm, and aunt Emma, housekeeper.

1911 Census

Age 22 living in Lamcote, Radcliffe with mother Lilly, a single parent, sister Ethel 9 and brother Albert 5. He was employed as a carrier.

Military Service

The only information available is for a J Caunt from the index to service records currently still held by the MOD records office, for those persons with dates of birth pre 1901 and who had served both in WWI and from 1921. The date of birth recorded for J Caunt is 4 January 1889 so there is a strong possibility that this is the record of John Nicholson Caunt.

From the UK Military Discharge Indexes 1920-1971, reference number ADT0000100299  (see ancestry, Forces War records)

Rank: Army Other Ranks, discharges for 1921-1939

Service Number: 4960641

Military Unit: British Army

Photograph in military uniform with name found in Cutler album (housed in Radcliffe on Trent Parish Council Office)

1921 Census

Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: Unemployed previously employed by Trent Concrete at Colwick

Household: wife Agnes, daughters, Florence and Lilian

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Agnes Mary Caunt

1939 Register

Address: No 4 Council Houses, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Auxiliary postman

Household:  living with Agnes and daughters Florence Stanley  and Lilian Richmond

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent