Royal navy

Born 19th December 1881, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 19 December 1881 at St Mary’s Church

Date of death unknown

1881 Census

Not born at time of census. Father George 25, mother Martha Parr 28, brothers Tom 3 and George 2, sister Eva 1 living in Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent. Father George died 1889

1891 Census

Boarding in Shelford at home of the Cook family.
George also boarding in Shelford with Wakefield family. Tom is in Bingham workhouse. Sister Eva living with aunt.

1901 Census

Fisherman in Kingston upon Hull. Boarding.

1911 Census

Serving in the Royal Navy as a stoker. Single.

Military Service

Rank: Stoker 1 (SH)

Service Number: 299779

Military Unit: Royal Fleet Reserve, H.M.S. Columbine previously Dolphin (see Naval Medal and Award Rolls)

Service Location: Europe

Medals Awarded: British War

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register and 1918 Absent Voter List

5 Station Terrace, Radcliffe, home of his uncle Robert, caretaker at school and wife Sarah Ann, midwife. Robert was the brother of William’s father, George.

1920 Absent Voter List

Serving on HMS Columbine. The 1921 Absent Voter List records him as a stoker serving with the Royal Navy on HMS Conquest.

1921 Census

Single and living in a Sailors home in Portsmouth, recorded as stoker.

1922 electoral register

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Robert, William’s uncle, and Sarah

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent as a child, Radcliffe on Trent address in 1918.