Project Description


Born 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent

Date of death unknown

1901 Census

George was three years old, living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father Thomas, an engine driver (brickyard), mother Ada (Adelaide) Townsend and siblings Joseph 19, Jane 17, James 16, Florence 12, Nellie 11, Emily 9, May 7 and Ada 5 and George 3.

1911 Census

By 1911 the family had moved to Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent and increased with addition of Lily 9, and Charlie 8. The five eldest children had left home.  George was listed in the Census as a “Schoolboy, part-time grocer’s boy”, father Thomas a brick engineer, Emily a lace machinist and May a lace clipper. No occupation was given for Ada 15.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

We have been unable to find a definitive record of George’s war service. There are at least 75 records of men called George Townsend serving in WWI and without further details we have been unable to link a record to a Radcliffe on Trent man.

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with parents and siblings.