George Byard Radford


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

George Radford in WW1

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George Radford in WW1

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.
08/12/15 Attested
05/06/16 Mobilized
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

Jan. 30th
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

Aug 30
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.
Dear Sirs
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
Geo.  Radford
Pte Geo. Radford, No. 200820.
No. 1 E. Rest. Camp, A.P.O.S.  50 B.E.F., France

23.  9.  18.
Dear Sirs
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
George Radford
Pte Geo.  Radford No.  200820
Atted    ASC, 185 Compy. Train, 21st Div.
BEF, France


1901: Upper Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Radford son 49 Merino hosiery machinist Matlock
Thos Radford son 44 Stone cutter grit Holloway
Lacy Radford son 42 Farm labourer Holloway
Joseph Radford son 39 Stone cutter grit Holloway
George Radford nephew 10   Holloway

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1911: Upper Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Radford Head 59 Hosiery machinist Matlock
Lacy Radford brother 51 Farm labourer Holloway
Joseph Radford brother 49 Quarryman gritstone Holloway
George Radford nephew 20 Hosiery machinist Holloway

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