John William (Jack) Rollinson (1899–1978)

Lance Corporal

Lincolnshire Regiment 52053 & 64129  
Leicestershire Regiment 21335 51st Graduated Battalion

Photo courtesy Sheila Holloway

Jack Rollinson in 1960

Jack in 1960

Photo courtesy Bryan Rollinson

John W Rollinson photograph

Jack Rollinson 1940s

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.

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory & British War medals.
Private Jack Rollinson

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Courier
9 November 1918
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.

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
five closed records

Children had mother's maiden name recorded as Mullally.


1901 Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Albert Rollinson Head 37 Stone waller Crich
Ada Rollinson wife 32   Crich
George Leslie Rollinson son 11   Crich
Harry Rollinson son 9   Crich
Joseph A Rollinson son 3   Crich
John William Rollinson son 1   Crich
John Rawson father in law 79 Retired hosier Higham
Bertha Henshaw niece 15 Domestic servant Crich

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1911: Prospect Terrace, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thos Ashton Head 61 Grocer Odell, Beds
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
Jack Rollinson nephew 11 School Crich

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In 1918 his parents were living at Railway House, Crich.