WILLIAM COSTALL 1881–1946
Born 24th December 1881 in Shelford, Notts
Baptised 2nd April 1882 at St Peter and St Paul, Shelford
Married 1908 to Mabel Buckland in Bingham District. She died January 1944.
Children: Mabel born in 1909, William S. born 1914, Arthur L. born 1918.
Died 1946 Nottingham, living at Wysall
Age 9 living in Edwalton with father William, a farm labourer, mother Ellen, brothers George 13, John 11, Robert 6 and sisters Lucy 3 and Ellen 7 months.
Age 19 living with father William, a farm labourer, mother Ellen, brothers John 21, Robert 15, Frank 8 and sisters Lucy 13, Ellen 10 and Mary 4. He is employed as a carter on a farm in Main Street, Edwalton.
Age 28 living with wife Mabel and daughter Mabel 2 in Tollerton. He is employed as a cowman on a farm.
Service Number: 23876
Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division. Previously of 1st Bn, The Sherwood Foresters
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
From Sherwood Foresters records:
Posted to 1st Battalion 18th April 1916 and served with D Company
From Military Hospital Admissions and Discharge Register No 17/102
26th May 1917 wounded. Gun shot wounds in thigh and back. Serving with 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters
Shown in Red Cross Enquiry lists of 1st October 1918 as missing 21st to 23rd March 1918 but no entry in Prisoner Of War lists
Age given at discharge as 38 with 2 years 2 months service
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Back Street, Radcliffe on Trent
His brother Frank, address Nottingham, of the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters died of wounds near Boulogne on 13th May 1915.
From the 1939 Register
Address: Main Street, Basford, Nottingham
Occupation: Night watchman
Household: living with wife Mabel born 18.7.1883
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Radcliffe on Trent address when on active service