Born: In 1882 in Catteralls Lane, Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 3 March the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church.
Family: He was the third of four children born to George Mottram, a railway platelayer, and his wife Ann. He married Margaret Rebecca Katherine Kempster in 1914 in Whitchurch and together they had two children – John W and Joan Agnes Mary.
Residence: In 1891 he lived at Railway Cottage, Edgeley Village, Whitchurch; in 1901 his address was Edgeley Road, Whitchurch. The 1911 Census gives his address as 1 Edgeley Bridge, Edgeley Road (It is possible these three addresses are the same residence). The 1919 Absent Voters’ Register had him living at 22 Bargates, Whitchurch where he lived until his death.
Employment: In 1901 he was a postman; in 1911 and 1939 he was a domestic gardener.
Died: In 1943 in Whitchurch, aged 61, and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery on 14 July the same year.
Military details not known