JOHN TOM GILMAN 1892–1969
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.
Family were living at Long Acre, Bingham on own means
Living in Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with father John, private means, and mother, Ann Mary. John Tom was a motor fitter.
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: Demobilised as Lorry Driver
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
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.