FRED FLOWER 1893–1970

Fred Flower

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

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

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

Other information

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.

1921 Census

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

1939 Register

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