FRANK PEPPER 1899–1977
Born: 13th March 1899, Radcliffe on Trent
Married: 1921 to Amy Bowler in Reading
Daughters Elsie born 25.11.1922, Eileen born 1.2.1928, son Ernest born 1930.
Died: 1977, age 78, Nottingham.
Age 2 living at Sheldons Cottages in Cotgrave with widowed mother, Agnes née Geeson, brothers Charles 10, and George 8 months, and sister Rebecca 4. Father John H died 1900.
Age 12 living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent, with mother, Agnes, sister, Rebecca, a day girl (domestic), brothers Charles, a sports outfitter and George.
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: Bristol B.Z/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: British War and Victory. (UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls 1795-1972)
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Home address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: 131 Belmont Road, Reading
Employment: labourer, Messrs Jackson Scrap Iron and Metal Merchants
Household: wife Amy born India and mother in law Annie Bowler
Address: 120 Curzon Street, Carlton, Notts.
Employment: London North Eastern Railway shunter
Household: living with wife Amy born 23.5.1903, a shopkeeper, daughters Eileen and Elsie, a printer’s assistant at Boots Chemists and Amy’s mother Annie Bowler. One redacted record presumably Ernest.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent with mother and siblings.