JOHN WILLIAM VICKERSTAFF 1887–?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe
Household: boarding with Jane Vickerstaff
From the 1922 Register
Address: Victoria Road (Street), Radcliffe on Trent. Living with Jane Vickerstaff.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.