Born 1895 in Balderton, Nottinghamshire

1901 Census

Age 6, living at Danethorpe, South Collingham, Newark with father Herbert, 40, agricultural labourer, mother Mary Ann, 38, and siblings Lily, 9, George, 3, John, 1.

1911 census

Age 16 living in Screveton, Nottinghamshire with father Herbert, farm worker, mother Mary Ann and siblings Lily, 19, domestic servant, George, 12, John, 10, both at school, Ernest, 6, and Gladis, 3. William, 16, was a farm boy.

1914 Electoral Roll

William’s father Herbert was listed as a parliamentary, county and parochial elector, living at The Harlequin.

Military Service

No confirmed records

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe

Employment: Bricklayer’s labourer, Mr Rockley

Household: father Herbert, agricultural labourer, Mr Jackson, farmer, mother Mary Ann, brothers John Henry, agricultural labourer, Mr Bell, and Ernest,  brickyard labourer Mr Hill, brickmaker, sister Gladys

1921 Electoral Register

Living at the Harlequin Radcliffe on Trent with parents Herbert and Mary Ann

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe in 1918, on active service