Project Description

FRANK RICHARD CARNELL 1882–1942

RGA

Born 24 April 1882, Radcliffe on Trent, Notts.

Baptised 21st May 1882 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Died 1942, registered Bingham district

1891 Census

Age 8 living on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with father Marriott, 48, an agricultural labourer, mother Sarah, brothers Thomas, 26, John, 13, Henry, 6 and sisters Mary, 24, and Eve, 11.

1901 Census

Age 18 living on Bailey Lane with widowed mother Sarah, 63, sister Mary, a lace worker,34, and brothers John, a railway labourer, 23, and Henry, a farmer’s day labourer,16. Frank was working as a milkman.

1911 Census

Age 28 living on Bailey Lane with mother Sarah, sister Mary, 44 and brother Henry, 26, farm labourer. He was a milk seller. The house had three rooms.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service number: 157248

Military Unit: Royal Field Artillery, No. 5 Artillery Training School

Theatre of War: He did not serve abroad

10.12.15: Attestion Radcliffe. Address: Bailey Lane Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: milk seller

Height 5ft 4ins, chest 33ins. Weight 106lbs. Complexion sallow, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. Single.

Complains of left knee, walks badly

10.4.16: Mobilised, Private

11.4.16: To Army Reserve

22.7.16: Posted to Royal Field Artillery, No 5 Artillery Territorial Force Training School, Scotton Camp, Catterick, N. Yorkshire. Gunner.

31.7.16: Discharged under Kings Regulations, paragraph 392, sub para IIIc (not likely to become an efficient soldier). His character was described as good.

Medical Examination in July 1916:

‘Can only stand with feet well apart and with left foot turned outwards through a right angle. Even then equilibrium is very unstable. Both legs are much wasted. Knee jerk on left side much exaggerated. Is very dull mentally. A case of congenital spastic paraplegia. Unfit for any military service.

This man is physically unfit for training as an artilleryman’

Medals Awarded:

No medals awarded as he did not serve abroad and was discharged as medically unfit.

From the Electoral Registers

Living on Bailey Lane in the 1920s with mother Sarah and brother Henry.

From 1939 Register

Living in the Public Assistance Institution, Nottingham Road, Bingham, Notts.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent