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JOHN TOM GILMAN 1892–1969

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Born July 29th 1892, Bingham, Notts.

Baptised 10th August 1892 at Saint Mary and All Saints Church, Bingham

Married 20th July 1913 to Alice Carter, at Wesleyan Chapel, Radcliffe on Trent. Son John Tom born 23 December 1915.

Died 11 April 1969 age seventy-six.

1901 Census

Age eight, father John, fifty, mother Ann, thirty-four, living at Long Acre, Bingham on own means.

1911 Census

Age eighteen, living on Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, private means, and mother, Ann Mary.  John Tom was a motor fitter.

1911 Census

Living in Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, private means, and mother, Ann Mary.  John Tom was a motor fitter.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: M2/113006

Military Unit: 562 Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 19.4.16.

Attestation Nottingham on 3.6.15

Occupation: Motor Mechanic of 60 Edwin Street, Daybrook

Wife’s address changed to Station Road Radcliffe on Trent

Height 5ft 9¾ ins, chest 36½ ins, weight 145lbs

07.12.15          Bridgwater to 20.03.16

19.04.16          Embarked ‘Inventor’ from Southampton with Expeditionary Force for Le Havre

21.04.16          To No.2 Section 655 M.T. Company, 72 Siege Battery R.G.A.

22.12.16          To 562 M.T. Company

20.01.17          To 406 M.T. Company

22.08.17          Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station with P.U.O. (Pyrexia of unknown origin), then to 4 Ambulance Train

23.08.17          Admitted to 11 General Hospital with severe P.U.O.

13.09.17          Discharged to Details Camp Class A ex Convalescent Depot

05.10.17          Confined to Barracks 5 days – absent from his shed 11am to 11.25am

14.11.17          To 19 Corps T.S.C.

19.11.17          Leave 14 days

13.03.18          To 35 Divisional M.T. Company

22.03.18          To 37 Div. M.T. Company

15.07.18          To 562 M.T. Company

11.12.18          Leave 14 days to 25.12.18

26.12.18          Leave extended to 28.12.18

02.04.19          Transferred to U.K. for release

02.05.19          Demobilised as Lorry Driver. Home address 63 Mansfield Road, Daybrook, Notts

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Additional Information

From Bingham Heritage Website: John Tom’s grandmother Phoebe, licensee of the Wheatsheaf until 1881, owned a number of “superior” houses on Long Acre which he inherited on the death of his father in 1919.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 19 Haddon Road, West Bridgford

Occupation: Cafe shopkeeper

Household: he was widowed and was living with housekeeper Carrie Horsfield

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.