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 14.2.1972 Nottingham

1901 Census
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.

1911 Census

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.

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

1921 Census

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.

1939 Register

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.