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Born 19 June 1879 in Arnold, Nottinghamshire and baptised 20 July 1879 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Mother’s name Elizabeth Smith.

Married Lucy Cook on August 4 1906 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent, daughters Kathleen born 1908 and Eileen Elizabeth born 1909

Died 1945 buried Radcliffe on Trent cemetery (plot C121)

1881 Census

Age 1, living on Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent, with Thomas Chamberlain, 21 agricultural labourer and mother Elizabeth 29.

1891 Census

Age 11 living in Radcliffe with Thomas, stepfather, mother Elizabeth Chamberlain née Smith from Cropwell Bishop, died 1907, stepbrother John William 9 and stepsister Olive 6

1901 Census

No record of Tom but family living at Thraves Yard, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census

Age 30 a platelayer for Great Northern Railway living on Palin Row with wife Lucy and daughters Kathleen and Eileen.

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Service Number: 289410, WR/289842

Military Unit: 265th Royal Engineers

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed – the 265th Coy were a railway construction company who embarked for Egypt 14.9.17

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Palin Row, Radcliffe

Employment: Platelayer Great Northern railway

Household: wife Lucy, daughter Kathleen, errand girl, lace manufacturer Sutton and Co. St Mary’s Gate, Nottingham.

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Palin Row, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with wife Lucy

1939 Register

Address: West End Villas, Hogg Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: Permanent way heavy labourer

Household: widowed, daughter Eileen, married name Murkett

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.