John William Swift

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 204507 16th Battalion
Labour Corps 607846 153 POW Coy

 

Notes
John was born in Cromford in about 1881, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann Swift. He attested at Derby in December 1915, aged thirty-five, an unmarried ganister miner living at Church Terrace in Fritchley. In October 1917 he was late back by a few hours from his embarkation leave and was punished by losing two days’ pay. A few days later he entered France. In July 1918 he transferred to the Labour Corps and was posted to 153 POW Coy. He was eventually discharged in February 1919.

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

Army Service Record
He attested 08/12/15 at Derby, aged 35 years 6 month, an unmarried ganister miner living at Church Terrace, Fritchley. He was C of E; his height was 5ft 4in, weight 123lb and the next of kin was his father Samuel Swift of Fritchley.
11/10/17 To Calais
10/07/18 Transferred to Labour Corp and posted to 153 POW Coy allocated new number 607846, present rates of pay
07/10/18 to 21/10/18 Leave
31/01/19 to UK for discharge on 26/02/19

CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swift Head 45 General labourer Cromford
Ann Swift wife 40   Duffield
Edward Swift son 17 Coal miner Duffield
Anne E Swift daughter 14 Scholar Cromford
John W Swift son 10 Scholar Cromford
Harriet Swift nurse child 5   Crich

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1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swift Head 55 Lime burner Cromford
Ann Swift wife 50   Duffield
Elizabeth Swift daughter 24 Factory hand cotton Cromford
John Swift son 20 Banksman colliery Cromford

RG13 piece 3231 folio 11 page 13

1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swift Head 65 Farm labourer Cromford
Mary Ann Swift wife 63   Duffield
John William Swift son 29 Collier Cromford
Joseph Curzon boarder 32 Wire worker Crich
Elizabeth Curzon wife 34   Crich

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