Project Description

WALTER RICHARDSON 1882–1929

Born Oct 26th 1882 at Woodborough, Notts.

Married 26 September 1905 to Emma Vickers. Children: Dorothy born 1908, Edna born 1910, William born 6 November 1911, Walter born 1914, Charles Frederick born 3 July 1919, Hilda born 17 September 1920, Eric born 1923.

Died 6th April 1929 age 48. Buried in Radcliffe  on Trent cemetery

1891 Census

Age 8 living on Main Street, Woodborough with father William a framework knitter, mother Harriet a shopkeeper, brothers Charles 11, Frederick 6 months and sisters Ada 6 and Ann Mary 4.

1901 Census

Age 18 lodging at Paper Mill Cottages, Lowdham,  next door to his parents house, with his brother Charles.

1911 Census

Age 28 living with wife Emma and 2 daughters Dorothy Mary, 3 and Edna, 1 on Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a domestic groom.

Military Service

Service number: 63152

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Rank: Shoeing smith/driver

Enlisted: 23 December 1914

Discharged: 15 August 1918 due to tuberculosis

Awarded a Silver War Badge: 435714

Pension

He was assessed initially in August 1918 (confirmed on 19th July 1920) at 100% degree of disability and awarded a pension of 40 shillings, with an additional 29 shillings 6d (£1.47) for his wife and four children. The pension was reduced to 60% on 15 September 1920 and a further reduction to 40%, was made on 14 September, giving him a pension of 16 shillings (80p) and 14 shillings 2d (71p) in respect of his wife and children. His pension continued, according to the pension record card, until 11 September 1923.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Walter living with wife Emma

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.

Radcliffe on Trent cemetery