The biographical information below has been drawn from a variety of primary and / or secondary sources as stated in the headings. It may have been obtained by different people at different times from different information repositories. The material is grouped by source and the sources are presented in alphabetical order.
The information is provided 'as is' in good faith and it is NOT guaranteed to be accurate or comprehensive. If you intend to make use of it, you are strongly advised to check the relevant sources and to verify the information for yourself before doing so.
The early years (from various sources)
Born Castle Bromwich 1862/1863
|20/3/1877||Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Loughborough||6/-||This would be when he started, aged 14|
|2/6/1879||Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Peterborough||12/-|
|8/3/1880||Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Ashchurch||12/-||Age 17 February 21st 1880 perhaps this was his birthday|
|6/8/1880||Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Worcester||14/-|
|20/5/1881||"||16/-||1881 census telegraph clerk aged 18 lodging in 16 Tallow Hill Worcester. Head telegraph linesman|
|26/10/1881||Midland Railway Telegraph Department, Derby (relief)||16/-|
|21/1/1884||Transferred to Engineering Dept.|
Way & Works 6601 1/2/1884
Appointment of clerk, Land Agent's office
FWS at £66
Way & Works 7478 16/7/1885 Advances
FWS Shorthand clerk £66 > £76
Way & Works 9066 19/7/1888 Advances
FWS Clerk £76 > £85 2nd class > 1st class
Way & Works 9799 5/7/1889
New clerical job of repairs clerk created to deal with repairs to property in the Estates Dept.
FWS (correspondence clerk) made repairs clerk £85 > £100
Way & Works 10993 7/11/1890 Advances 1st instant
FWS (repairs clerk) appointed as Distance Diagram clerk £120 new job.
Census of England and Wales, 1891
Draughtsman boarding in Derby single 28
Way & Works 12789 19/1/1893 Advances
FWS Distance Diagram clerk £120 > £130
Way & Works 14071 17/1/1895 Advances
FWS Distance Diagram clerk £130 > £140
Way & Works 15423 14/1/1897 Advances 1st instant
FWS Clerk £140 > £150
[Note: Minutes after this date not yet checked.]
Census of England and Wales, 1901
Census of England and Wales, 1911
Railway surveyor boarding in Derby single 48
The summary above was complied by Mark R. Harvey from information kindly provided by a number of individuals including Dave Harris ( Study Centre Co-ordinator, Midland Railway Study Centre, Derby) and members of the Midland Railway Society.