Project Description

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 1915.

Died 1969

1901 Census

Family are living at Long Acre, Bingham on own means

1911 Census

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

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: M2/113006

Military Unit: Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps

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

Attestation 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

19.4.16: Embarked with Expeditionary force for Le Havre

5.10.17: Confined to Barracks 5 days – absent 11am to 11.25am

2.5.19: Demobbed as Lorry Driver

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 is widowed and is living with housekeeper Carrie Horsfield

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.