|Lincolnshire Regiment||52053 & 64129|
|Leicestershire Regiment||21335||51st Graduated Battalion|
Photos courtesy Bryan Rollinson (with thanks to Sheila Holloway)
Photo courtesy Sheila Holloway
Photo courtesy Bryan Rollinson
Jack was born in 1899, at Crich, the son of Albert and Ada Rollinson. He was the brother of long-time Crich postman Teddy Rollinson. Jack, a stone mason, enlisted in 1917 and was soon posted to France where he was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and gassed. In 1918 he was posted to Cork with the 3rd Lincolns. He later lived at Derby, working at Rolls Royce. During WW2 he was a captain in the Home Guard.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory & British War medals.
Private Jack Rollinson
Derbyshire Courier , 9 November 1918
CRICH, LEA & HOLLOWAY
Writing from Stockport General Hospital to his parents at Railway House, Crich, Lewis Gunner Jack Rollinson, Lincolns, informs them that he has been wounded in the leg by shrapnel. He was moved to Stockport about a week ago after being in hospital a East Leigh. Lance Corporal Rollinson who crossed to France on Easter Wednesday was gassed several months ago.
|John||Rawson||father in law||79||Retired hosier||Higham|
1911: Prospect Terrace, Crich
|Annie E||Ashton||wife||50||Assistant in business||Crich|
|Lilley||Ashton||daughter||27||Assistant in business||Riddings|
|Ursula||Sims||step daughter||28||Assistant in business||Crich|
In 1918 his parents were living at Railway House, Crich.
1939 Register: Osmaston Road, Derby
John W Rollinson b.20 September 1899; progress clerk Rolls Royce
Margaret M Rollinson b.21 October 1898
John J Rollinson b.28 September 1926; school
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