Project Description


Born Oct 26th 1882 at Woodborough, Notts.

Married 26th September 1905 to Emma Vickers, children Dorothy, Edna, Charles Frederick, Hilda, Walter, Eric

Died 6th April 1929. Buried in Radcliffe  on Trent cemetery

1891 Census

Age 8 living on Main Street, Woodborough with father William a framework knitter, mother Harriet a shopkeeper, brothers Charles 11 and Frederick 6 months and sisters Ada 6 and Ann Mary 4.

1901 Census

Age 18 lodging in Paper Mill Cottages, Lowdham, the house next door to his parents, with his brother Charles and retired farmer John Sowter.

1911 Census

Age 28 living with wife Emma and 2 daughters Dorothy Mary, 3 and Edna, 1 in Albert Street, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a domestic groom.

Military Service

Service number: 63152

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Rank: Shoeing smith/driver

Enlisted: 23 December 1914

Discharged: 15 August 1918 due to tuberculosis of the lung

Awarded a Silver War Badge: 435714

Initially in August 1918 and confirmed on 19th July 1920 he was assessed at 100% degree of disability, a pension of 40/- for himself and an additional 29/6d for his wife and 4 children. On 15th September 1920 this was reduced to 60% and on 14th September 1921 a further  reduction to 40%, a pension of 16s for himself and 14s 2d in respect of his wife and children. His pension continued according to the pension record card until 11th September 1923.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

By 1920 he is employed as a gardener.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: Walter living with wife Emma

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe  on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.

Radcliffe on Trent cemetery