GEORGE ROBERT CRESSWELL 1877–1967
Born 3rd February 1877, Radford, Nottingham
Married 1898 to Elizabeth Checkley, son Harold born 1899
Father and son are both named on Holme Pierrepont War Memorial.
Living at Denman Street, Nottingham with father George, a cab proprietor, mother Ann, two sisters Annie(b.1868) and Amelia (b.1874) and a brother Samuel (b.1883). He is employed as a stable boy and groom.
Self employed cab proprietor with wife Elizabeth and two year old son Harold, who also served in WW1.
Employed as a groom to Lord Manvers and living in Holme Pierrepont. Daughter Winifred was born in 1907. The family had moved to Holme Pierrepont in 1906 for George to work as groom on the Manvers estate.
Service Number: 19843
Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps (R.A.S.C. on medal card. Veterinary Corps on Holme Pierrepont Lychgate)
Served in France.
British War and Victory
Cresswell family including Winifred, George and Elizabeth’s daughter
By Spring 1919 he had returned to his family in Holme Pierrepont to continue working as a groom. Elizabeth was working as a cook.In the early 1920s the family moved to Montfort Crescent in Sherwood, Nottingham.
From the 1939 Register
Address: 4 Montfort Crescent, Nottingham
Occupation: salesman, fruit and vegetables
Household: living with wife Elizabeth and Leonard Ellis (born 1911), a nurseryman growing fruit and vegetables.