Born 1884 Nottingham

Baptised 12th October 1884 at St Luke’s Church, Lenton

Married 1908 to Edith Annie Varney

Son Edwin John born 1908

Died 7th August 1937

1891 Census

Age six, visiting the Herbert family, Nottingham. Joseph Herbert was a School Board officer and staying in the house as a visitor was Frederick Varney, a school teacher.

1901 Census

Age sixteen, telephone instrument maker, living at 12 Carrington Street with father John, forty-five, a baker and confectioner, mother Emma, forty-nine, sister Alice H, nine, and a general servant Gertrude Ayers.

1911 Census

Age twenty-six, a clerk for Nottingham City Corporation, living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham, with wife Edith, son Edwin John, two, father-in-law John R. Varney, a house and estate agent and mother-in-law Sarah Ann.

At a later date he was employed at Notts County Asylum (Saxondale); he is listed in their records as a temporary attendant who left to serve in the Armed Forces in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 141318, previously 6452332, formerly 79580

Military Unit: Royal Fusiliers formerly Royal Army Medical Corps

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served abroad

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

9.12.15: Private 79580, Royal Army Medical Corps. Service to 5.??.19

Wounded (date unknown)

13.4.19: Pension commenced due to gunshot wound to head

12.1.20: Private 6452332, Royal Fusiliers

12.1.21: Discharged

17.1.21: Enlisted again at Nottingham, age 37. Trade: musician

25.4.21: Awarded a final weekly allowance of 7 shillings 6d (37p) for 52 weeks. Degree of disablement 15-19%. Service numbers given as 141318 and 6452332

16.1.22: Discharged due to termination of engagement, Dublin. Character good

Address on discharge: 34 Leonard Avenue, Sherwood, Nottingham

1921 Census

Address: Royal Army Medical Corps, King George Hospital, Dublin

Employment: still serving in army

Other information

Died at the General Hospital, Nottingham on 7 August 1937.

Home address at date of death: 8 Heskey Street, Nottingham. Probate to Alice Quinn, spinster.

1939 Register

Widow Annie living at 74 Dryden Street, Nottingham.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts. County Asylum