|Lincolnshire Regiment||203830||2/4th Battalion|
Photo courtesy of siblings David Varney and Elizabeth Varney
Born in 1890 at South Wingfield, Austin worked as a cowman on a farm at Wakebridge before joining the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was captured at Écoust in 1918 and interned at Minden PoW camp. He was repatriated, arriving at Hull 27 November 1918 and in 1919 a ‘welcome home’ tea and social was held at the schoolroom at Wheatcroft to celebrate his homecoming. After demob he was employed as a council roadman, and was later pensioned off due to ill health.
Derbyshire Courier 18 May 1918
WOUNDED AND PRISONER
Pte. Austin Radford, Crich
Derbyshire Courier, 7 December 1918
CRICH, LEA, & HOLLOWAY
Private Austin Radford of Salmon House, Plaistow Green, returned home on Monday after about a year in the hands of the Germans.
Derbyshire Courier 1 April 1919
A welcome home tea and social were held on Saturday in the schoolroom at Wheatcroft to celebrate the homecoming of Private Austin Radford, Lincolns, who has been a prisoner in Germany since last March.
Prisoner of War record
RADFORD Austin 203830; Pte; 4th Lincolns; Ecourt 21.3.18; Minden; Moorwood Moor, Derby 14.6.88; Mr W Radford, Plaistow Green, Nr Crich
Austin Radford's brother Thomas Radford is also on the Roll of Honour.
1891: South Wingfield
|Austen E||Radford||son||1||South Wingfield|
|Daisy A||Radford||daughter||9 mo||South Wingfield|
RG12 piece 2747 folio 82 page 3
RG14PN20985 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED14 SN84
1918 Crich voters
Austin Ellis Radford, Wheatcroft; absent on military service.
1939 Register: Plaistow Hall Farm, Wheatcroft
Austin Radford (single) b.14 May 1889; council roadman, pension through ill health