Born: 1876 in Whitchurch, Shropshire
Family: He was the second child of Thomas and Martha Wainwright and had four brothers George, Thomas, James and Jack and one sister Martha. He married Rose Hannah Griffith in Whitchurch in 1905. The 1911 census lists two children, Nellie and Stanley. A search for further children shows five more with mother’s maiden name Griffiths. These are Ethel, Edna, Herbert, Joan and Richard born between 1911 and 1926. Rose Hannah died in 1929.
Residence: The 1881 and 1891 Censuses show him living in Green End, Whitchurch and in 1901 his address was Railway Inn Yard, 6 Station Road, Whitchurch. By the time of the 1911 census he was married and living with his wife, two children, and widowed father at 9 Edgerton Road, Whitchurch. This was still his address in 1919 as shown on the Absent Voters’ list. The 1939 Census shows that he is widowed and living at 2 Working Mens Hall, Castle Hill, Whitchurch (this was most likely the Archibald Worthington Club).
Employment: Grocer’s errand boy at 14 and Club Steward from 1901 to at least 1939.
Died: 1960 in Whitchurch.
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery (1st Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade)
Service Number: 224696 or 334696 ?
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: 10 May 1919
Reason for Discharge: Not known