ROBERT VICKERSTAFF 1900–?
Born 8th June, 1900, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Annie Grainger 1930
Date of death unknown
He was only nine months old when the 1901 Census was taken. He was then living with his parents George 43, a bricklayer’s labourer, and Mary 41 and his siblings Frederick 12, William 8, Nellie 6, Mary 4 and Annie 2. They lived on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.
In the 1911 census he was at school living at Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent with parents George (now a sewage worker) and Mary, siblings Frederick (a builder’s carter), Mary and Annie.
There are no service records on ancestry, nor do the details appear in the British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards or the UK, WW1 Service Medal and Award rolls.
The details below are from the Sherwood Foresters Archives:
Enlisted at Brocton Camp, Staffs. Previously served in Sherwood Foresters with number 6/52901. Discharged on re-enlistment 5.2.1919. Enlisted with early number 122586 on a regular engagement when aged 18 years 6 months.
Warehouseman by trade.
Next of kin Miss A. Vickerstaff, Lamcote, Radcliffe.
Service Number: 122586, later 4962502
Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: the war was over when he re-enlisted
Discharged 31.3.1922 with very good character
Medals Awarded: no details available
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Robert Vickerstaff is an absent voter as he is still in the military.
From the 1939 Register
Address: Council houses, Sydney Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: assistant engineer, sewage dispatch
Household: living with Annie Vickerstaff, born 1887
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.