John Samuel Ridgway

Royal Air Force

Personal Details

Born: 6 March 1901 in Fauls, Prees, Shropshire.

Family: He was the second of seven children born to William Ridgway, a farm labourer, and his wife Sarah. He married Alexandra M Banks in 1922 in Market Drayton, Shropshire and together they had five children – Marion E, Joyce, Marjorie, John B and William E.

Residence: In 1901 he lived in Mickley, Fauls, Shropshire; in 1911 he lived with his family at 2 Upper Mickley Cottages, Mickley, Market Drayton. In 1939 he was living at Upper College, Higher Heath, Whitchurch, Shropshire and at the time of his death he lived at Oaklands, Broad Hay Lane, Lower Heath, Whitchurch.

Employment: When he enlisted he was a farm labourer; in 1939 he was a dairy farmer and ARP warden.

Died: 4 February 1975 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, aged 73.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Rank: Private

Service Number: 296137

Date of Enlistment: 17 September 1918

Date of Discharge: 10 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Transferred to reserve

Medals and Awards

No evidence of any medals awarded


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