FRED RAYNOR BEMROSE 1895–1961
Brother of Horace Bemrose
Born 18th August 1895 in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire
Married 1915 to Florence Ellen Nowell from Colwick
Daughters Sheila G. born 1927 and Hazel M. born 1929 in Radcliffe on Trent
Died 23rd April 1961 age 66, buried in Radcliffe on Trent Cemetery (B186, headstone)
Age 5 living with father Walter 50 a woodman who was born in Harby, mother Hannah, 46, who was born in Cropwell Bishop, sisters Lucy, 18, a dressmaker, Gladys, 10, at school and brothers Walter, 15, a gardener and George, 12, who was at school. They were living on Plumtree Road in Cotgrave.
Age 15 employed in the lace trade as an errand boy living with father Walter, a farm labourer, mother Hannah, and sister Gladys, who was employed as clerk at Boots the Chemist and they had a visitor Edith Garret, 28, a dressmaker. They were living at 7 Woodside Road, Radcliffe on Trent in a house with 5 rooms
Service Number: 65409
Military Unit: 85th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 28.5.16
Enlisted: 2 November 1915 at Nottingham
Age: 20 years 2 months
Occupation: clerk. Height 5ft 10ins, weight 140lbs, girth 36½ ins. Range of expansion 3 ins. Religion: Wesleyan
Next of kin: Walter, father living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Military conduct sheet:
13.1.1917: Awarded 4 days F.P. No 2 (Field Punishment) by CO for not complying with battery orders in the field.
Note: In Field Punishment Number Two, the prisoner was placed in fetters and handcuffs but was not attached to a fixed object and was still able to march with his unit. This was a relatively tolerable punishment. The soldier was also subjected to hard labour and loss of pay. (Wikipedia)
11.4.1917: Not complying with battery orders in the field, given 4 days detention.
28.7.1917: Wounded whilst on duty
29.7.17: Admitted to hospital – gunshot wound left wrist
20.10.17: Leave to United Kingdom with ration allowance
29.1.1919: He states he is not suffering from a disability due to “my military service in the field”.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
7 Woodside Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe
Employment: Clerk to Overseer, George Barratt
Household: father Walter, farm labourer to Butler Smith, mother Hannah, visitor Ellen Nowell, shorthand/typist, Great Northern Railway.
After the war – (reminiscence of his daughter Sheila Fall, née Bemrose): He married Florence Ellen Nowell from Colwick in 1915 who was secretary to chief clerk, LNER Loco office at Colwick. When he returned from the war he carried on working for Barretts who were Estate Agents in Radcliffe and the office was in the home of Mr Barrett on Lorne Grove. He also visited the village school on a Monday morning where he collected money from the children to save in the Yorkshire Penny Bank. He later joined the civil service and worked for the Inland Revenue until he retired. He was a Special Constable during the Second World War.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: The Harlequin
Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Civil Servant at Inland Revenue
Household: living with wife Florence and widowed mother Hannah
Will. Fred Raynor Bemrose of 7 Woodside Road Radcliffe on Trent died 23 April 1961. Administration Nottingham 29 May to Florence Ellen Bemrose, widow.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.