Austin Ellis Radford (1889–1946)


Lincolnshire Regiment 203830 2/4th Battalion

Photo courtesy of siblings David Varney and Elizabeth Varney

Austin Radford

Born in 1890 at South Wingfield, Austin worked as a cowman on a farm at Wakebridge before joining the Lincolnshire Regiment.

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

Newspaper Reports

Derbyshire Courier 18 May 1918
Pte. Austin Radford, Crich

Derbyshire Courier, 7 December 1918
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

Prsoner of War record for Austin Radford in WW1

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He was repatriated, arriving at Hull 27 November 1918.

1939 Register: Plaistow Hall farm, Wheatcroft
Austin Radford (single) b.14 May 1889; council roadman, pension through ill health


1891: South Wingfield

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

9 mo   South Wingfield

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1911: Wakebridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Austen Radford servant

21 Cowman Crich

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