FREDERICK LARKIN 1876–1924
Born Jul-Sep 1876 in Radcliffe on Trent.
Baptised 14th January 1880, St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Died 1924, buried Radcliffe Cemetery (L31, no headstone)
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted 19 Apr 1880.
Age 4, living with father John, a railway plate layer, mother Martha and brothers Arthur 10, George 6 and sister Sarah a lace clipper in Royal Oak Yard, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age 15 living on Dalesforth farm in Mansfield, occupation agricultural labourer.
Age 24 living at St Peter’s Square, Nottingham, occupation brewer in hotel.
Age 34 boarding with his uncle William White (his mother’s brother) on Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a brewer in a Public House.
Service Number: F24437
Military Unit: Forage Dept., Royal Army Service Corps
Theatre of War: Served at home so did not enter a theatre of war
Medals: ineligible for campaign medals
Details of service are from Pension Records:
Address at time of attestation: Royal Oak Yard Radcliffe on Trent
17.1.16: Attested at Nottingham
9.10.16: Discharged Leicester, age 40 years 4 months, his services being no longer required. Height 5ft 1ins. On the discharge form he is described as good, sober, steady and a good worker on baling machine.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Richmond’s Yard, Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent
On the Absent Voter List 1918 his military service details are given as Private 313572, 484th Agric. Co Labour Corps.
A postcard he sent to Mr G Foster of Radcliffe on Trent in September 1917 from No. 2 Camp, Squires Gate, Blackpool, confirms that he had been re-engaged and transferred to No. 12 Platoon, RAMC, with service number 313572. The postcard reads:
‘Dear George I am quite well. Transferred in the RAMC. I am in the Company (?) Quartermasters Stores, like it very much. This was taken in Scotland. Kind regards to all at home. I am writing this on the sea side. Yours truly Pte F. Larkin’
He also had three older siblings: Alice, William and Charles and six half siblings from his father’s first marriage.
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.