Photograph from Cutler collection

Born Oct 1882, Nottingham

Married September 20th 1919 to Clarice Richmond, daughter Katherine born 7 June 1920

Died 1929 age 47

Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference E130, no headstone

1891 Census

Age 8, living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Thomas 31, shoemaker, mother Catherine née Bonser, and brother Sydney 4.

1901 Census

Age 18 living with parents.  He was employed as a maltster and his brother was a plumber’s apprentice.

1911 Census

Age 28 boarding at Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent, with Mary Spencer, her son Harry Richmond, and her niece Clarice Richmond (William’s future wife). He was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Driver

Service Number: 34712

Military Unit: Royal Engineers, 14th Army Troops Company

Theatres of War: Balkans and Egypt, date of entry 6.9.15

Attestation: 9th March 1915 Newark

Home address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Maltster, employer W Chamberlain, Radcliffe. Height 5ft 6ins, chest 35½ ins. Fit but required denture, no upper teeth. Next of Kin: Brother Sydney in Grantham.

22.8.15:  Embarked Devonport

6.9.15:  Disembarked Moudros, Turkey

24.10.15: Promoted Lance Corporal. Granted Eng. pay at 6d per day

21.1.17:  Ismalia, Egypt, as L/Cpl. Drunk in town – reprimanded

14.11.17:  Whilst on active service concealed intoxicants under horse fodder – severe reprimand

21.11.17:  Requested revert to rank of driver

22.11.17:  Cut finger while preparing fodder for his mules.

28.11.17: Admitted to hospital

19.12.17:  Ruled that he was in no way to blame but had right index finger removed in 7o General Hospital, Cairo.

28.5.19:  Beirut

28.5.19: Medical examination 32nd Casualty Cleating Station, Beirut. Agreed 30% disability. Granted Pension

14.6.19: Embarked  Alexandria,  HMS Tagus for UK

27.7.19: Discharged

Served in Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Palestine

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Daughter Katherine is living on Mount Pleasant with great grandmother, Mary Spencer, her parents William and  Clarice using surname Spencer.

William, correct year of birth, is bricklayer for Mr Lowe builder

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.