Project Description


Samuel Chadwick
Photo from Radcliffe Local History Society

Born 30th December 1883 in Nottingham

Baptised 30th May 1885 at St Philip’s Church, Sneinton. Home address: Poplar Square

Married Lily Billington, 1908. Children: Sarah (known as Sally) b.1907, Samuel b.1909, William b.1910, Florence Lily b.1914, Bernard b.1916 died 1917, Freda Winifred b.1919

Died 1974, age 90

1891 Census

Age 7 living with father Samuel, aged 42, a hawker, mother Emily and sister Sarah age 3 at 34 Lake Yard, Nottingham

1901 Census

Age 17 living at 1 Whitelaw Yard in Nottingham with father Samuel, mother Emily and sister Sarah 13. He is employed as a railway porter.

1911 Census

No trace

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 15511, then 529653

Military Unit: Northumberland Fusiliers, 11th (service) brigade, then 472nd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but service details indicate he was based in the U.K.

Enlisted: 8 September 1914

Age: 29 years 279 days

Occupation: labourer

Next of kin: Wife Lily, sons Samuel and William, daughters Sally and Sarah.

Address: 6 Marriott Square, Nottingham.

Height 5ft 1½ins, weight 123lbs, fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair, vision: 6/6, girth 37ins, range of expansion 2ins. Physical development good. Distinguishing marks, tattoo on right arm.

Religion: Church of England

7.10.1914: Discharged from the Northumberland Fusiliers ‘Not likely to become an efficient soldier ‘

Note: The attestation papers for Samuel Chadwick are available in the British Army WW1 Pension Records 1914-1920. The remainder of his record is missing. It has not been possible to establish why he was in receipt of a war pension or the details of his service in the war years. Family information suggested he had been with the army of occupation.

No details available for medals

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Lily

From the 1939 register

Address: 4 Eastville Street, Nottingham

Employment: general labourer

Household: wife Lily born 21.9.1888

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address when on active service.