JOHN BIRKBY 1896–1984
Brother of Thomas
Born in Bingham, 1896.
Baptised 4th November 1896 at St Mary and All Saints, Bingham. Father Thomas, mother Ruth Ellen.
Married 1922 to Winifred Simmons. Son Geoffrey T.L. born 1923
John and brother Thomas (born 1894) living in Bingham with mother Ruth Ellen (age 44) and boarder William Cooling (age 35)
Birkby family now living in Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent, still with William Cooling. Ruth described as his housekeeper. Both sons described as boarders. John was working as a butcher’s errand boy, brother Thomas as a bricklayer’s labourer (possibly for William Cooling who was a bricklayer).
Age: 19 years, 10 months. Occupation: engine driver (gas). Height 5ft 6ins, weight 119 lbs, ‘teeth very good’
Service Numbers: 253117, 42378
Military Unit: Royal Engineers, formerly C Battery, 188th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Theatre of War: Unknown, served abroad
13.9.17: Transferred to Royal Engineers
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory. G.C. badge 19.8.1917 (for good conduct).
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Military record shows him applying for a post as a skilled workman in the Post Office Engineering Dept. in 1927. Older brother Thomas killed in action, November 26 1917.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.