Project Description

WILLIAM COSTALL 1881–1946

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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

1891 Census

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.

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

Age 28 living with wife Mabel and daughter Mabel 2 in Tollerton. He is employed as a cowman on a farm.

Military Service

Rank: Private

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

Other Information

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