Project Description

WILLIAM VICKERSTAFF 1893–1943

Brother of George, Frederick, and Robert

Born 4th March 1893, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Winifred Emily Daniel, daughter of Tom Daniel, Oct-Dec 1922 in Bingham District.

Children: Ronald W. born March quarter 1923 in Basford District and Doreen M. born 4th March 1924 in Bingham district.

Died 1943 age 50

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Started school in 1896, when his home was on Back Lane, Radcliffe

1901 Census

Age 8, living on Hogg Lane, Radcliffe with his father George, 43, bricklayer’s labourer, mother Mary, née Nowell, 41, siblings George, 14, builder’s carter, Frederick, 12, carter on farm, Nellie, 6, Mary, 4, Fanny (Annie), 2 and Robert 9 months. His sister Ada, 10, was living with Aunt Eliza Vickerstaff, a laundress, on The Green, Radcliffe.

1911 Census

Unable to find him in 1911. His parents and siblings were living at Lamcote, Radcliffe.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 24254

Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

Theatre of War: France

26.12.14: Enlisted

16.5.15: Disembarked

Wounded

27.8.16: Gunshot wound right knee, followed by amputation

30.5.17: Discharged due to wounds

19.7.17: Silver War Badge issued

Awarded a permanent disability pension (amount unspecified)

Address: Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medal

Other information

From the Electoral Registers:

1921, 1922: Living on Water Lane, Radcliffe

1923: Living at 59 Dunstan Street, Netherfield, Notts.

1929-1931: Living on Bailey Lane with wife Winifred Emily

From the 1939 Register

Address: No. 31 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe

Occupation: Time keeper, dye works

Household: living with wife Winifred E. (born 13th October 1904), engaged in unpaid domestic duties, and daughter Doreen M., working for Boots Cash Chemists.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent