Thomas Douglas Radford MM (1885–1963)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 28702 17th & 2nd Battalions

Thomas was born in 1885 at Crich, and worked as a farm labourer before joining the Foresters.
He probably was in a new batch of men in August 1915 just after the 17th battalion was raised. [Steve Morse]
In 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier 25 May 1918
Pte Thomas Radford, of Plaistow Green, is reported wounded. We announced last week that his brother, Pte Austin Radford, had been wounded and taken prisoner.

Derby Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 18 September 1918
The latest official list of awards of military medals includes the names of Corpl. F. Mosely (Derby) and 28702 Pte. T. Radford (Crich) both of the Notts and Derby Regiment.
[Cpl Mosley in the news piece is actually 202115 Cpl Mosby: Steve Morse]

Thomas Radford's brother Austin Radford is also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: South Wingfield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Radford Head 34 Coal miner Wessington
Matilda   wife 31   Crich
Thomas D   son 5   Crich
Georgiana   daughter 4   Crich
Austen E   son 1   South Wingfield
Daisy A   daughter

9 mo   South Wingfield

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1901: South Wingfield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Radford servant 15 agricultural labourer Crich
John Radford lodger 58 coal miner Holloway

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1911: Lea

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Tom Radford servant 25 farm labourer Crich

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1918 Crich voters
Thomas Radford, Wheatcroft; absent on military service.

1939 Register: Plaistow Green
Thomas Radford (single) b.30 June 1885; farmer