Photograph from family collection

Brother of John and Samuel Stafford

Born 4th March 1895 in Radcliffe on Trent and baptised 28 August 1903 at St. Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, along with brothers John, Samuel and sister Evelyn.

Married in 14 April 1926 to Florence Annie Todd, at St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Died 25 February 1964

1901 Census

Age 6 living with father William 45, a railway platelayer born in Radcliffe on Trent and mother Sarah 45 (née Gibson) born in Newark, brother Harry 19, a railway engine stoker born in Nottingham, sisters Minnie,12 and Evelyn 10 and brothers Samuel 8 and Jack 3.

1911 Census

Age 16, a bakers apprentice living with father William 55 a platelayer on the railway, mother Sarah 55 and sister Evelyn 20, brothers Samuel Gibson 18, a confectioner and John William 13 at school together with the grand-daughter of William and Sarah Dorothy Ellis age 7 at school. They all lived in a three roomed house on The Green, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 4340, 306411

Military Unit: 1st/8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters 

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served overseas

No service record found. The following information is from Medal Rolls Index Card, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls and the War Office Casualty list

04.08.16 Listed as ‘Wounded’ on the Casualty list issued by the War Office. Residence Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Absent Voter List 1918

Holme Road, Radcliffe on Trent


Possible probate: S.C. Stafford The Cottage, Main Street, Bathley, Nr Newark (died 25 February 1964 at Hawtonville Hospital, Newark) administration to Florence Annie Stafford, widow

1921 Census

Address: Holme Road, Radcliffe

Employment: a baker employed by Turner and Sons Goldsmith Street, Nottingham.

Household: Living with father William, a railway labourer,  Dorothy Ellis, a chemical packer at Boots.

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Holme Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with father William

1939 Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: confectioner’s cake maker/decorator

Household: living with wife Florence Annie, Thomas Perkins, retired grinder and Ada Perkins, bottle washer

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent, was on military service in 1918