Photograph from family collection

Brother of John, (Jack) killed 1918, and Sydney Stafford

Born 22nd December 1892 in Radcliffe on Trent, baptised 28 August 1903 at St Edmund’s Church Holme Pierrepont with John, Sydney and Evelyn

Married 7 August 1915 in Carlton to Edith Peck-Daft, daughter Vera Edith born 1917, son John born 1 April 1922

Died 1941, age 48. Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference B61

1901 Census

Age eight, living on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, forty-five, a railway platelayer born in Radcliffe on Trent; mother Sarah, forty-five (née Gibson) born in Newark; brothers Harry, nineteen, railway engine stoker, Sydney, six and Jack, three; sisters Minnie, twelve and Evelyn, ten.

1911 Census

Age eighteen, a confectioner, living on The Green with father William, a platelayer on railway, mother Sarah, sister Evelyn and brothers Sydney Charles, baker’s apprentice, and John Vellam (Jack).

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 47172 (Yorks and Lancs) 312317 (Manchester)

Military Unit: 1st/5th York and Lancaster Regiment, 148th Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division, previously 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Enlisted: 10.12.15

Home address: Royal Oak Yard, Radcliffe on Trent. Age: 23. Occupation: baker and confectioner. Height 5ft 1ins chest 34ins

30.3. 17: Mobilized at Clipstone camp

3.4.17. Joined RSP depot, Army Service Corps, Bath. 555 HT Co.

21.1.18. Transferred to Manchester Regiment

2.3.18: Refused vaccination.

March 18: Absent With Out Leave 2 days 23 hours. Confined to camp for 10 days with loss of 10 days’ pay

17.5.18: Served in bakery in France, additional 6p per day.

 Transferred to1st/5th Yorks. and Lancs.

24.2.19: Demobilized

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: baker and confectioner, Radcliffe Cooperative Society

Household: wife Edith and daughter Vera Edith

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Address: No. 33 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: baker and cake maker

Household: living with wife Edith and son John, a joiner’s improver

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent