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William Joseph Craxford

Male 1898 - 1962  (64 years)


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  • Name William Joseph Craxford 
    Relationshipwith George William Craxford
    Residence 1898  7, Stanley Cottages, Mill Lane, West Thurrock, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 28 Jul 1898  West Thurrock, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  5, Melton Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1911 
    Scholar 
    Military Service Jan 1916-1919 
    Royal Garrison Artillery / Gunner 111248 
    Residence 1939  9, Athelstan Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1939 
    Print machine minder 
    Died 30 Sep 1962  Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Oct 1962  Kettering Crematorium, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I349  Extended Craxford Family | The main Craxford branch RED pages I5 (James Ernest Craxford) + I77 (Arthur Craxford)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2018 

    Father Thomas Craxford,   b. 1866, Gretton, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1945, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Betsey Frisby,   b. 1866, Weldon, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1941, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1890  St Clements Church, West Thurrock, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Reference:
    BMD Certificates
    MC: Craxford, Thomas (1890) and Betsey Frisby
    MC: Craxford, Thomas (1890) and Betsey Frisby
    Note that Thomas was born in Gretton and settled in Essex
    Family ID F102  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Annie Stanion,   b. 1897, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1916  Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Hilda Winifred Craxford,   b. 28 Oct 1916, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1985, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Doris V Craxford,   b. 1918, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas William Craxford,   b. 8 Jul 1922, Cottingham, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1995, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F335  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Lily Skellham,   b. 31 Mar 1894, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1977, Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1950  Kettering, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F10286  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1916 - Cottingham, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1950 - Kettering, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1962 - Kettering, Northamptonshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The British War Medal; The Victory Medal
    The British War Medal; The Victory Medal
    Left: The British War Medal (silver, 1.42 inches in diameter) was instituted to record the successful conclusion of the First World War, but it was extended to cover the period 1919 - 20 and service in mine clearing at sea as well as participation in operations in North and South Russia, the Eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and Caspian. The reverse shows a horseman (St. George, naked), armed with a short sword (an allegory of the physical and mental strength which achieves victory over Prussianism). The horse tramples on the Prussian shield and the skull and cross-bones. Just off-centre, near the right upper rim, is the sun of Victory. The dates 1914 and 1918 appear in the left and right fields respectively.

    Right: The Victory Medal was awarded to all ranks of the fighting forces, to civilians under contract, and others employed with military hospitals who actually served on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of war between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 (inclusive). It was also awarded to members of the British Naval mission to Russia 1919 - 1920 and for mine clearance in the North Sea between 11 November 1918 and 30 November 1919. This medal was never issued alone, it was issued to those that already had the 1914 or 1914 - 15 Stars and most of those who had the British War Medal. It is often known as the Allied War Medal because the same basic design and double rainbow ribbon were adopted by thirteen other Allied nations.

    Text and photograph courtesy of Sarah Jane Medals, website now retired.



    BMD Certificates
    BC: Craxford, Willliam Joseph (1898)
    BC: Craxford, Willliam Joseph (1898)
    Older son of Thomas Craxford and Betsey Frisby

    Medal Cards
    Craxford, William Joseph
    Craxford, William Joseph
    Medal card indicating the War and Victory medals.
    He was enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery; gunner 111484

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Orsett 4a 529 (JAS 1898) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S284] 1911 England Census, Northamptonshire Kettering RG14PN8575 RD167 SD2 ED7 SN145 (Reliability: 4).

    3. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Orsett 4a 479 (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 416 (AMJ 1916) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4] England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1983, Kettering 3b 1315 (AMJ 1950) (Reliability: 3).


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