ROBERT VICKERSTAFF 1900–1972
Brother of George, Frederick and William
Born 8th June, 1900, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Annie Grainger 19 April 1930 St Mary’s Church Radcliffe
Date of death 1972 Nottingham
Age nine months, living with his father George, forty-three, a bricklayer’s labourer, mother Mary, forty-one and his siblings George, fourteen, a builder’s carter, Frederick, twelve, a farm carter, William, eight, Nellie, six, Mary, four and Annie, two. They lived on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age eight, at school, living at Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent with father George, a sewage worker, mother Mary, siblings George, a builder’s labourer, 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
Address: still serving in Egypt with 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Employment: Lance Corporal
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Robert Vickerstaff was an absent voter as he was still in the military.
Address: Council houses, Sydney Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: assistant engineer, sewage dispatch
Household: living with wife Annie born 4 December 1896
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.