Project Description

WILLIAM BATES VICKERSTAFF 1877–1970

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Cousin of Albert Vickerstaff

Born 27th February 1877, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 13th May 1877 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Marriage 12 December 1901 to Annie Chamberlain at the Wesleyan Methodist Church

Children Mabel born 8 July1903, Nellie born 21 March 1904, Eric born 18 March 1906, Elsie born 19 January 1910, George W born 27 December 1911 and Bettina Annie born 2 April 1922.

Marriage 1901 December quarter to Annie Chamberlain

Children Mabel born 1903, Eric born 1906, Elsie born 1910, George W. born 1912 and Bettina A. born 1922

Died 9 April 1970 in Nottingham

1881 Census

Age 4 at school, living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father William, a builder employing sixteen men, mother Eliza and siblings Harriet 13, Samuel 8, John T 6, Ethel 2 and Ernest 9 months

1891 Census

Age 14 working as a bricklayer’s apprentice, living with father William, a builder, mother Eliza and siblings Harriet, Samuel, a bricklayer, John, a grocer’s apprentice, Ethel 12, Mabel 8, Edith 5 and Vernon 2 months on Bailey Lane

1901 Census

Age 24, a bricklayer, living with brother John T., a grocer’s assistant, John’s wife Jane and their son Ernest on Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent.

Annie Chamberlain, a laundress and his future wife, was also living there.

1911 Census

 Age 34, living on Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent, married to Annie, three children: Mabel 8, Eric 5 and Elsie 1. Still a bricklayer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 268302

Military Unit: 1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters

Medals: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Hogg Lane

Household: William B Vickerstaff living with his wife Annie.

From the 1939 Register

Address: West End Villas, Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Bricklayer

Household: living with wife Annie, son George, confectioner and cake maker and Notts County Air Raid Auxiliary Fire Service and daughter Bettina, ladies hairdresser

Other information

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings, on active service in 1918.