Project Description

WILLIAM HANDFORD 1894–1973

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Born 23rd April 1894 in Netherfield, Notts.

Married in 31st August 1918 to Margaret Elvira Edith Bowring Lunn

Died June 1973, age 79

1901 Census

Age 5 and living with father William 29, mother Maria 31, sister Lilian 2 and Sarah Handford, an aunt who was employed as a housemaid. They lived at 30 Hodgkinson Street, Carlton.

1911 Census

Age 15 employed as a coal miner pony driver and living with father William age 39 a railway guard, mother Maria age 41, brother George age 14, sisters Lilian age 12, Ida age 7 and Doris age 6. They lived at 28 Arkwell Street, Netherfield.

Military Service

Enlisted: 21.4.1914 (date of April 1914 is given on his Silver War Badge application)

Rank: Private

Service Number: 200348

Military Unit: Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Served at home and therefore did not enter a theatre of war

Discharged: 14.12.1918

Medals Awarded: the Medal Roll index Cards contain only his application for a Silver War Badge. Silver War badge issued no B121560.

Sherwood Foresters records show he did not serve overseas.

Other information

Radcliffe Parish Register – William Handford, soldier married Margaret Elvira E B Lunn of Radcliffe on Trent on 31st August 1918.

Family history – lived on Bingham Road after the war. He was injured (but relatives know no more than that). He was a painter and decorator and lived for the rest of his life in Radcliffe on Trent.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Lorne Villa, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Decorator

Household: living with wife Edith and wife’s younger sister Lilian Marjorie Lunn, an invalid.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Married a Radcliffe on Trent woman and then lived in the village.