Project Description

ROBERT VICKERSTAFF 1900–?

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Brother of George, and Frederick

Born 8th June, 1900, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Annie Grainger 1930

Date of death unknown

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

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.

Rank: Private

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.