WILLIAM ARTHUR WOODSEND 1880–1970
Born 7th August 1880 in Nottingham
Baptised 5th September 1880 St Thomas’s Church, Nottingham. Address Toll Street
Married 14 October 1915 to Dorothy Mary Kate Major at St Andrew’s Church, Nottingham
Children: Edward J. born 1.11.1919, William M. born 1921, Robert A, born 1922, Mary born 1926
Died September 1970, age 90 in Lincolnshire
Age 8 months living with father James William, who was an architect and master builder employing 28 men and 4 boys, born in Nottingham, mother Ann Elizabeth born in Keighley, Yorkshire, brother John 2 and a servant. They lived at 1 Toll Street, Sherwood, Nottingham.
Unable to find him in 1891
Age 20 employed as a draughtsman and assistant, living with father James 50, a builder and contractor, brother John 22, a builder’s cashier and assistant, Henry 18, an architect’s articled pupil, Eric 12 and Mary C Carter his aunt (sister of father). They lived at 16 Villa Road, Nottingham.
Age 30 employed as a builder and contractor living with brother Thomas 27, a solicitor and 2 servants. They lived on Main Street, Burton Joyce.
Service Number: M/270589
Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps
Theatre of War: unknown, served abroad
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Walnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: 2 Mapperley Park Drive, Nottm
Employment: builder and contractor
Household: wife Dorothy, son Edward, Elsie and Annie Turton, domestic servants.
Address: Edwalton Grange, West Bridgford
Occupation: Building Contractor and ARP
Household: wife Dorothy, sons Edward, building student and Territorial Army, and William, cook Sarah Wheat, maid Alice Turnock later Wheatcroft
Family moved to The Manor, East Bridgford during the war.
Kelly’s directories 1922 and 1925: address 2 Mapperley Park Drive, Nottingham
Address at date of death: Goverton House, Bleasby, Lincs.
Extract from William Woodsend Company history
In Edwardian times the company developed a stone mason’s department; after the first world war it was commissioned to build the war memorial on the Trent Embankment.
From the 1939 Register
Address: Edwalton Grange, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Notts.
Occupation: builder contractor, ARP West Bridgford
Household: living with wife Dorothy, born 1892, son Edward, building student, territorial army, William seeking work, Sarah Wheat, cook and Alice Wheatcroft, domestic servant
Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent during the war.