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Meadows, Nottingham
Horace Roadley was the son of William Roadley and Fanny [Frances] Savage who married at Nottingham in 1882. Their children included: William (b.1883/d.1918), Horace (b.1886), Harry (b.1891) and Ernest (b.1897). The Roadleys lived at: 12 Neville Street, Meadows [C.1901]; 135 Rupert Street, Meadows [C.1911]. William Roadley worked as a carter of flour [C.1901] and as a general labourer [C.1911]. Frances Roadley died, aged, 71, in Nottingham in 1931. Her husband, William, died in the Birmingham area, aged 80, in 1938. In the latter part of 1911 Horace Roadley married Elizabeth May Steptoe in the Croydon registration district of Surrey. They had two children. Doris M. (b.1913) was born in the Croydon area and Horace (b.1915) in Nottingham. An address given in the local newspaper after Guardsman Roadley’s death stated he was late of 244 Denman Street, Radford [n.e.p.3.11.1915]. Elizabeth May Roadley appears to have returned to the Croydon area and married Archie Steptoe in 1919. Elizabeth May Steptoe eventually died in the Croydon locality, aged 76, in 1968.
Professional soldier, former trade cook (C. 1911)
08 Oct 1915
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3rd Bn Grenadier Guards
enlisted in Nottingham; in 1911 he was based at Caterham, Surrey and serving with the Grenadier Guards; killed in action; as his body was not recovered his name was added to the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. (Panel 5 to 7).
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