Project Description

FRANK PEPPER 1899–1977

Royal navy

Born: 13th March 1899, Radcliffe on Trent

Married: 1921 to Amy Bowler in Reading

Died: 1977

1901 Census

Age 2 living at Sheldons Cottages in Cotgrave with widowed mother, Agnes née Geeson, brothers Charles 10, and George 8 months, sister Rebecca 4. Father John H died 1900.

1911 Census

Age 12 living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent, with mother, Agnes, sister, Rebecca 14, brothers Charles 21 a sports outfitter and George 10.

Military Service

Rank: Able Seaman

Service Number: Bristol Z1/4487

Military Unit: Hood Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 25.10.15

Date of birth given on enlistment 13.3.97 (actual d.o.b.1899). Age 16

Occupation: carter. Height 5ft 6ins, chest 37 ins, dark complexion, hair brown, eyes brown. Religion: Church of England

Next of Kin: Agnes Pepper

5.11.15: Attached to 5th Battalion

30.12.15: Drafted from 5th Battalion to 7th Reserve Battalion, Blandford

16.5.16: Transferred to 2nd Res. Battalion

29.6.16: Transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion Blandford Camp

11.12.17: Returned from military hospital at Blandford

2.4.18: Transferred to Hood Battalion

21.6.18: Rouen, diagnosed with influenza, required field ambulance.

30.6.18: Invalided to UK

3.7.18: Reading hospital

22.7.18: Rejoined unit, Aldershot

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

13.11.18: Absent, 19th brought back by escort. 120 days detention

Returned to France

10.3.19: Returned to UK to be demobilised

Medals Awarded: No details available for medals in National Archives. Entitled to British War and Victory, possibly 1914-1915 Star

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Home address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 register

Address: 120 Curzon Street, Carlton, Notts.

Employment: London North Eastern Railway shunter

Household: wife Amy born 23.5.1903, a shopkeeper, daughter Eileen, and Amy’s mother Annie Bowler

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with mother and siblings.