Project Description


Meritorious Service Medal

Born 14th November 1892 in Nottingham

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

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 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

From the 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