Meritorious Service Medal

Born 14th November 1892 in Nottingham

Baptised 19th February 1893 St Stephen’s Church, Sneinton. Home address: 94 Belvoir Crescent

Married Marion Frances Walters, born 1880, in 1915, daughter Clarissa Joan born 1917

Died 1956 Sutton Coldfield

1901 Census

Age 8 living with parents Henry, a railway inspector, mother Annie, brother Kenneth 5 and sister Gladys 3 at 47 St Stephen’s Road Nottingham.

1911 Census

Age 18 living as a boarder at 128 Newstead Colliery, Notts. He is employed as a railway clerk.

Military Service

Rank: Company Quarter Master Sergeant, later W R (Waterways and Railways)

Service Number: 229432, then WR 263535

Military Unit: 19th Railway Company, Royal Engineers; Later WR (Waterways and Railways)

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Enlisted 19.1.1917

10.9.18: Inflammation stomach.  99th Field Ambulance to No 5 Ambulance train

Discharged 3.12.1918 from Railway Transport Dept., para 2(a) Kings Regs. Sickness (Silver War Badge records)

Pension awarded 12 shillings and six pence per week (63p) due to gastritis

Pension awarded due to gastritis.

26.10.20 Recovered: ‘No grounds for further award’ (Pension record card)

Medals Awarded: Meritorious Service Medal (Gazette date 14.6.1918), British War and Victory. Silver War Badge

Military personnel address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Pye Hill Station, Selston, Notts

Employment: Station Master, Great Northern Railway

Household: wife Marion, daughter Clarissa

1939 Register

Address: Four Oaks Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Occupation: Works manager, concrete making

Married but no wife staying in hotel

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address when on active service