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STEPHEN LOACH 1881–1971

Stephen LoachPhoto from Radcliffe on Trent Local History Society

Born 16th April 1881 in Shelford, Notts.

Baptised 5th June 1881 at St Peter and St Paul, Shelford

Married in Oct-Dec 1902 to Jane, at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Daughter Clara born in 1903. She married Harry Warburton Turner in 1932

Died June 1971 age 90

1891 Census

Age 9, living on Main Street, Shelford with father Alfred, a shoemaker, mother Mary, brothers Richard 13, a farmer’s boy, and George 7, an aunt Hannah 65 and a lodger Charles Reves.

1901 Census

Age 19 living in Shelford with parents Alfred, shoemaker and bootmaker, mother Mary, his brother George 16, an agricultural labourer, two ‘nurse children’ (sic), Dorothy Cash 6 and Charles Hobbs 10 months and a lodger Alfred Elles. He is employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.

1911 Census

Age 29, married 8 years and living with wife Jane and daughter Clara, age 7, on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a domestic gardener.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 158537

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 24.5.17

Attested: 10.12.15, at Newark

Age: 34 years. Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: jobbing gardener. Height: 5ft 4¾ ins

11.12.15: Army Reserve

31.7.16: Mobilized

Attested (2nd time)

1.8.16: Ripon, Yorks., Driver, No.1 (TF) RFA Training School

4.8.16:  Appointed (unpaid) Bombardier

24.5.17: Posted British Expeditionary Force France

6.7.17: Joined 16 Divisional ammunition column from Base Field

31.1.19: Rank of Driver

9.2.19: Demobilised

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll:

Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address:  Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Jane

From the 1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: gardener

Special Constable

Household: living with wife Jane born 23.8.1877

Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.