WILLIAM KETTLEBAND 1888–1961
Born 1888 in Bingham, Notts.
Married 1910 to Gertrude Shephard, Bingham District
Married 1942 Esther Simpson (nee Thornton).
Died 12 November 1961 in Nottingham district, age 73
Age 3, living in Bingham with father William 26 born in Radcliffe on Trent, died 1909, an agricultural labourer, mother Damaris (née Blatherwick, 1855-1929) and sister Ada, age 6. William (Willie on marriage certificate) and Damaris were married in 1884.
Age 13, living in Bingham with father William 36, a warehouseman, mother Damaris 43 and brother George age 6.
Age 23, employed as a scaffolder, living in Tresswell, Lincs as a boarder. His wife Gertrude was living in Barnstone, Notts, with her parents.
Service Number: 13234
Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division
Theatre of War: Balkans (Gallipoli), date of entry 2.8.15, then France and Flanders
From The Sherwood Foresters Roll:
Served with 9th and 10th Battalions in that order
6.10.15: Wounded and was entitled to wear a “wound stripe”
For more information, description of the Wound Stripe click here.
5.8.16: Shrapnel wound to left hand. Transferred from Casualty Clearing Station to an unspecified Hospital.
Also received a Gun Shot Wound to his chest
At that date he was with the 10th Battalion, C Company, 17th Division
On 6 May 1920 he was assessed to have a 20% disability and was awarded 8 shillings (40p) per week.
On 30 March 1922 he received £60 which appears to be a final lump sum.
Medals Awarded; 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory, received in 1920
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll:
Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
His brother George, of the Cheshire Regiment, was killed in action on 7.6.17 in West Flanders, Belgium. George’s home was 10, Long Acre Row, Bingham (with his mother Damaris) at the time of his death (from Ancestry Military records).
See http://www.binghamheritage.org.uk/bingham_at_war/world_war_1/the_fallen/kettleband_george.php for more information
Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe
Employment: builder’s labourer, W and J Simons
Household: wife Gertrude, son George, mother in law, Mary Shepherd, brother in law John Tom Shepherd and his wife and children.
1922 Electoral register
Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Water Lane Radcliffe on Trent Builder’s
Occupation: labourer, scaffolder. He was a widower, his wife Gertrude died 1930
Household: Kate Taylor, a widow and Esther Priestley
In 1952, William was employed as a postman in Radcliffe on Trent (source: British Postal Service Appointment Books, 1737-1969)
William and Esther were stewards at the Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club and lived in the cottage adjacent to the Golf Club during the 1950s.
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe Roll of Honour
Living in Radcliffe on Trent during the war.
William and Esther circled