We remember Thomas Mottershead

We remember Thomas Mottershead

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Timeline

Timeline

1881
sibling John Mottershead Source:7741787 1881
1883
sibling Abraham Mottershead Source:7741787 1883
1885
sibling Sarah Mottershead Source:7741787 1885
1892
birth 6 Vine Street, Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:7959799 Source:8823749 17th January 1892
1893
sibling Isaac Mottershead Source:7741787 1893
1897
sibling George Mottershead Source:7741787 1897
1901
location Luton Street,Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom parents address Source:7741787 1901
1901
sibling William Mottershead Source:7741787 1901
1901
dates Age 11 Source:7741787 1901
1907
education Widnes Technical School Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:7965220 1907
1914
marriage Lilian Medlicott, Known As Peggy Mottershead nee Bree Source:8823749 10th February 1914
1914
enlistment Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:7741794 10th August 1914
1914
employment Apprentice fitter and turner United Alkali Company Lancashire United Kingdom Source:7965224 1914
1914
employment Garage mechanic Andover, Hants. United Kingdom Source:7959799 1914
1915
location 12 Market Street, Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address Source:7965224 1915
1915
children Sydney Thomas Mottershead Source:7959809 1915
1916
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Sergeant 1396 25 Squadron Source:7741794 6th July 1916
1916
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8537645 July 1916
1916
awards Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration Source:7959799 22nd September 1916
1917
awards Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration Source:7741794 7th January 1917
1917
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Sergeant 1396 20 Squadron Source:7741794 7th January 1917
1917
dates Age 27 Source:7115892 12th January 1917
1917
location 31 Lilac Avenue, Widnes, Lancs. United Kingdom their own address Source:7115892 12th January 1917
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Sergeant 1396 Royal Flying Corps Source:9079864
employment Fitter Camell Laird Birkenhead, Lancashire United Kingdom Source:7965220
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Source:7959809
1917
death Died of wounds Mottershead's aircraft was attacked and set on fire: his skilful landing of the machine saved the life of his observer but he himself died of severe burns. France Source:7115892 Source:7741794 12th January 1917
burial Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Nord France Source:7115892

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Thomas
Initials T
Last Name Mottershead,
Source 7115892
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
12 Market Street, Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom their own address known 1915
31 Lilac Avenue, Widnes, Lancs. United Kingdom their own address known 12th January 1917
Luton Street,Widnes, Lancashire United Kingdom parents address known 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Air Force (RAF/RFC) 1396 25 Squadron Sergeant
Air Force (RAF/RFC) 1396 20 Squadron Sergeant
Air Force (RAF/RFC)
Air Force (RAF/RFC) 1396 Royal Flying Corps Sergeant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) British Award/Decoration
VC, DCM British Award/Decoration
Victoria Cross (VC) British Award/Decoration
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Children
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sydney Thomas Mottershead son 1915
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Lucy Mottershead mother
Thomas Mottershead father
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah Mottershead sister 1885
John Mottershead brother 1881
Abraham Mottershead brother 1883
Isaac Mottershead brother 1893
George Mottershead brother 1897
William Mottershead brother 1901
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Lilian Medlicott, Known As Peggy Mottershead nee Bree wife 10th February 1914

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Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Andrew43023
England & Wales marriages 1837-2008 Transcription Andrew43023
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Andrew43023
England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription Andrew43023
Victoria Cross Recipients 1854-2006 Transcription Trevor321
British Royal Air Force, Airmen's service records 1912-1939 Transcription Deborah102878
British Royal Air Force, Officers' Service Records 1912-1920 Transcription Deborah102878

External Evidence

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Thomas Mottershead Andrew43023
Thomas Mottershead Statue Appeal Andrew43023
Halton Library Photograph Collections Andrew43023
World War I War Graves Andrew43023
ASHCROFT, Michael. Heroes of the skies. Andrew43023
COOKSLEY, Peter G. and BATCHELOR, Peter F. Air VCs Andrew43023
Profile on Wikipedia. Trevor321
Victoria Cross citation Charlotte33
Party from Widnes heading to France and Belgium to commemorate Victoria Cross winner Andrew43023
Granddaughter of Widnes VC winner Thomas Mottershead writes about his life at home and war. Andrew43023
Thomas Mottershead VC Jonathan101862
Plaque at Vine Street, Widnes Yvonne27542
The Liverpool Echo - 23rd December 2016 Yvonne27542

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Thomas Mottershead VC. Trevor321
Granddaughter Tony108995
V.C. Pendant Tony108995
Blue Plaque Tony108995

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