|Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment)||50405||3/5th Battalion|
|Durham Light Infantry||T5631||Works Battalion|
|Labour Corps||200820||196; 222 Labour Coy|
Photo Lea Mills postcard
Photo courtsy Phillipa Hargreaves & Sheila Stone
Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.
Army Service Record
He attested 08/12/15 at Matlock aged 24 years and 11 months, an unmarried framework knitter of Over Holloway. He was 5ft 8½in weighing 142lb with defective vision. 5th Sherwood Foresters 50405 and Durham Light Infantry T5631; also Labour Corp 200820. Next of kin Samuel Radford, uncle.
04/11/16 Transferred from 5th Res Notts & Derby to Durham Light Infantry Works Btn
27/02/17 Transferred to Sherwood Foresters at Derby
07/05/17 Transferred to Labour Depot at Catterick
09/05/17 BEF France
15/05/17 Posted 196th Labour Corp
05/03/18 Posted 222nd Labour Corp
14/02/19 Not suffering from any disability
Letter to JB Marsden-Smedley
Many thanks for parcel received 29th I am pleased to say it arrived without the slightest damage every thing is quite as good as when packed which is a great wonder as a rule we mostly receive them all broken. Well I must say the contents will be a great luxury and quite a nice change and many thanks for Compliments of the present New Year which in return I wish you to receive my Best Wishes and kind Compliments to all concerned.
Well I must now close again thanking you one and all from your Most obedient Work-man
Pte Geo. Radford
I have received your parcel all correct and I thank you one and all for your kindness and respect to-wards me I will asure you it could not of come better every-thing is just suitable for me it is a great change from army food.
So I will now close
I am yours sincere Work-man
Pte Geo. Radford
18th. 12. 17.
Just a few lines of thanks to you all for your kindness in sending me such a splendid Xmas gift which I must asure you could not of been better as it is fearful cold out here just now. I am sending you my very best wishes and Compliments for the coming New Year which I trust you will receive in return to your best wishes and Compliments towards me; it is very kind of you to give me your appreciation by sending me such a nice Xmas gift and all so your Best Wishes and Compliments which I may say is most comforting to a soldier when he his far from the dear old home land.
So I will now close with many thanks to you all from your Ever True and Obedient Work-man
Pte Geo. Radford, No. 200820.
No. 1 E. Rest. Camp, A.P.O.S. 50 B.E.F., France
23. 9. 18.
Many thanks for the parcel received today 21st it arrived in good condition nothing being broken and the contents are just what I like and I can asure you it could not of come at a better time as I am in a land of no-where just at present
You can guess it will be quite a luxury and a change from our everyday diet so thanking you one and all once again I will now close with my best Compliments and good
Wishes to you all from
Your Sincere work-man
Pte Geo. Radford No. 200820
Atted ASC, 185 Compy. Train, 21st Div.
1901: Upper Holloway
|Samuel||Radford||son||49||Merino hosiery machinist||Matlock|
|Thos||Radford||son||44||Stone cutter grit||Holloway|
|Joseph||Radford||son||39||Stone cutter grit||Holloway|
1911: Upper Holloway