Brother of Archibald, Charles and Leonard Vickerstaff

Born 23rd September 1887, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 10th January 1889 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Date of death unknown

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

He started school on 9.2.1891, when his home was on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

1891 Census
Age three, living on “Bealy Lane” (Bailey Lane), Radcliffe on Trent with his parents William, thirty-six, a baker, and Adelaide, thirty-one, a dressmaker, and siblings Sam (i.e. Archibald) ten and Kathleen, four.

1901 Census

Age thirteen living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, with his siblings Sam (i.e. Archibald), a professional cricketer, Kathleen, Charles, six, and Leonard, four.

1911 Census

Age twenty-three boarding in the home of Mrs Kathleen Springfield at 6 Albert Street, Grantham, listed as a bricklayer, born in Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 33060

Military Unit: Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: France

There is no service record for John Vickerstaff. The following information is from the War Office Casualty lists, Silver War Badge records and Pension Records cards.

Service dates from 11.01.15

28.02.16 Listed as “Wounded” on the Casualty List issued by the War Office

13.03.19 Discharged: wounded. Silver War Badge B261211 issued. Military Unit: in Section B, A.R. at date of discharge.

From pension record cards: Address The Wharf, Radcliffe on Trent. Pension awarded due to gunshot wound to left buttock, but no details of the amount are given

10.09.20 No grounds for further award

Medals Awarded: 1915 Star (qualifying date 6.7.15), British War and Victory Medal

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Wharf Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe

Employment: Bricklayer

Household: boarding with Jane Vickerstaff

From the 1922 Register

Address: Victoria Road (Street), Radcliffe on Trent. Living with Jane Vickerstaff.

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.