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 at St Mary’s Church Radcliffe on Trent

Died June 1973, age 79

Children: William R. Lunn born December quarter 1920 in Bingham district

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 a railway guard, mother Maria, 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.

According to relatives he lived at 22 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.