John Edward Pickering

Army Pay Corps

Personal Details

Born: 13 September 1868 and baptised on 21 October the same year in Acton Parish Church.

Family: He was the eldest of two children born to John Pickering, a tailor, and his wife Elizabeth. He married Elizabeth Faulkner on 26 August 1893 at St. Paul’s Parish Church, Crewe and together they had one child – Frank Eaton.

Residence: In 1871 he was living with his parents in George Street, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich, Cheshire and by 1881 they had moved to Aston Juxta Mondrum, Nantwich. In 1891 he was boarding in West Street, Monks Coppenhall, Nantwich and by 1901 was living with his parents in law at Ashfield Farm, Hatherton, Nantwich. By 1911 his wife had died and he was boarding at 14 Pepper Street, Whitchurch. In 1919 he declared his address as Labour Hall, 6a High Street, Shrewsbury. At the time of his death he was living at 4 Canon Street, Shrewsbury.

Employment: In 1890 he was a labourer working for the London and North Western railway. In 1901 he was a railway clerk and by 1911 a general clerk and debt collector.

Died: 22 January 1934 in Shrewsbury, aged 65.

Military Details

Regiment: Army Pay Corps

Rank: Acting Staff Sergeant

Service Number: 1899

Date of Enlistment: 10 August 1914

Date of Discharge: 28 November 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards: None awarded as did not serve in the ‘Theatre of War’.

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