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Born Oct 1882, Nottingham

Married September 20th 1919 to Clarice Richmond, daughter Katherine

Died 1929

1891 Census

Living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Thomas, shoemaker, mother Catherine née Bonser, and brother Sydney.

1901 Census

Living with family. He is employed as maltster and his brother is a plumber’s apprentice.

1911 Census

Boarding at Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent, with Mary Spencer, her son Harry Richmond, and her niece Clarice Richmond (Williams future wife). He is 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

Home address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Maltster. 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 Mondros, Turkey

24.10.15: Promoted Lance Corporal

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 General Hospital, Cairo.

28.5.19:  Beirut

14.6.19: Embarked  Alexandria,  HMS Tagus for UK

Served in Greece, Egypt and Palestine

In Cairo agreed 30% disability

Granted Pension

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

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.