SAMUEL GIBSON STAFFORD 1892–1941
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 1922
Died 1941, age 48. Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference B61
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.
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).
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
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.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
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
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