Project Description



Born 15th August 1891 in Nottingham

Baptised 4th October 1891 at St John’s Church, Nottingham. Parents given as William James Beckett, mother Lillie Dunn Beckett of 10 Wellington Terrace.

Married Evelyn M Holyoak 1918 Leicester

Daughter Brenda born 1918

Died 1946, buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted to Radcliffe on Trent school 12.2.1900

1901 Census

Age 9, living in Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with widowed mother Lillie 34, grandparents John and Leah Holland, sister Grace 4 and brother Norman 2.

1911 Census

Age 19 apprentice in motor garage. Same living arrangements as in 1901 except grandmother now deceased. Mother Lillie not working. Address in Back Lane – Rockley Villas.

Military Service

Rank: Corporal

Service Number: F/23535

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps, Forage Dept

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed. It is likely that he served in the U.K.

Medals Awarded: no details found. Ineligible for campaign medals if served in the U.K.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: No 4 Council Houses, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: motor mechanic

Household: wife Evelyn and mother Lily Beckett

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent