Project Description

FRANCIS HAROLD PEPPER 1898–1957

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Born 23rd June 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 27th July 1898 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married 1926 to Gladys Gee. Son Francis born 1935

Died 1957

1901 Census

Age 2 living at Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Henry, bricklayer’s labourer, mother Charlotte, sisters Edith A, 5 and Annie E, 9 months

1911 Census

Age 12 living with widowed mother, Charlotte née East, laundress, sister Annie Elizabeth 10, brother Henry Matthew 9 and a boarder Jesse Scoffing at 14 Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 166179, previously 72213

Military Unit: A/39b Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, transferred from 16th Bn., The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Attested: Jan 1917

Occupation: joiner. Height 5ft 6¼ins. Next of kin mother: Charlotte Pepper

9.9.1917: Transferred from 16th Bn, The Sherwood Foresters to the Machine Gun Corps

Wounded

20.9.1917: Wounded in action by shell, contusion right leg

21.9.17: from 71st Field Ambulance to no 15 Casualty Clearing Station

14.9.18: Injured. In hospital for a week

28.9.18: Leave

15.10.18: Re-joined battalion

9.11.18: Hospital with influenza until 30.11.1918

Article: The influenza pandemic and its impact on Radcliffe on Trent

1.1.19: Left Boulogne for demobilisation

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Home address: Albert Road (Street) Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: living with mother Charlotte

From the 1939 Register

Address: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: wood machinist

Household: living with wife Gladys.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.