John Henshaw

Royal Army Service Corps

Personal Details

Born: 1 December 1860 in Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 30 December the same year in Tilstock Parish Church. His family name was Henshall.

Family: He was the fourth of six children born to John Henshall, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Mary. He married Jane Sands on 3 July 1886 in All Saints Parish Church, Liverpool, Lancashire and together they had three children – Reginald Thomas Sands, Lilian May and Sidney.

Residence: In 1861, 1871 and 1881 the family were living in Hollin Lane, Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The address shown on his marriage certificate in 1886 was 44 Granby Street, Toxteth, Liverpool and in 1891 and 1901 he was living at 37 Cam Street, Toxteth, Liverpool. By 1911 he had moved to 19 Cam Street. In 1939 he was living at 62 Delamain Road, Liverpool.

Employment: He was a farrier by trade.

Died: 5 December 1948, aged 88, at 42 Belmont Road, Liverpool.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps

Rank: Private

Service Number: 107354

Date of Enlistment: 2 June 1915

Date of Discharge: 14 December 1918

Reason for Discharge: Surplus to military requirements.

Other Information: John changed the spelling of his surname whilst living in Liverpool. He lied about his age and date of marriage on the attestation form. He transferred to reserves 9 April 1917 due to senile decay. He survived all his children.

Medals and Awards

Not known

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