FRED FLOWER 1893–1970
Photograph by kind permission of family
Brother of George, Harold, Herbert, William and Sam
Born 15th June 1893, Holme Pierrepont, Notts.
Baptised 23rd July 1893 at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont (baptismal name Fred)
Married 7 June 1924 to Rose E. Tagg at Emmanuel Church, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Died 14 February 1970
Age 7, living with father William, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, born in Radcliffe on Trent and mother Agnes born in Cartmel, Lancs, sisters Mary Ann 16 and Olive 11, brothers George 13 an agricultural farm boy, William 9, Harold 5, Herbert 3 and Sam 1. They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age 17 living with father William, 49 a domestic chauffeur (for Dr Campbell) mother Agnes, 48, sisters Mary Ann 26 a chemical packer (Boots), Olive 21 a blouse machinist, Eleanor May 8 at school and Marjorie Annie 5 at school, and brothers William 19 a bricklayers labourer, Harold 15 a butcher’s apprentice, Herbert 13 an errand boy (grocers) and Sam at school. They lived in a 6 roomed house on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a nurseryman labourer.
Service Number: possibly 121656, formerly 113110 (M.G.C.), previously 8495 (S.L.I.),
Military Unit: Machine Gun Corps, previously Somerset Light Infantry
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed. Information from family regarding fighting against the Turks suggests he was stationed in Egypt or Mesopotamia
21.5.18: possibly Listed as ‘Wounded’ on War Office list no.5571
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent
The 1/5th and 2/4th battalions of the Somerset Light Infantry were in Egypt and Palestine from 1917.
His wife, Rose Tagg, was born in Derbyshire and was a housemaid for a farmer on Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe
Employment: Railway Shunter, Great Northern Railway
Household: father William, gardener to Mr J Redgate, Radcliffe, mother Agnes, sisters Mary Chemical packer at Boots Chemists, May, clerk Boots Chemists, Marjorie, blouse hand, brothers Herbert, also a shunter, and Harold, recruiting clerk, Government Civil Subordinate.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: parents William and Agnes and brother Harold
Address: 32 Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: railway time keeper, London and Northeastern railway, Colwick
Household: living with wife Rose
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent