Project Description

FRED RAYNOR BEMROSE 1895–1961

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Brother of Horace Bemrose

Born 18th August 1895 in Cotgrave

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, buried in Radcliffe on Trent cemetery, age 66

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

Age 15 employed in the lace trade as an errand boy living with father Walter, 60, a farm labourer, mother Hannah, 56, and sister Gladys, 30, who was employed as lady 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 5 roomed house.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

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.

Medical record:

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”.

4.3.1919: Demobilised

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

7 Woodside Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

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.

Will. Fred Raynor Bemrose of 7 Woodside Road Radcliffe on Trent died 23 April 1961. Administration Nottingham 29 May to Florence Ellen Bemrose, widow.  Effects £801.16s.0d

From 1922 Electoral Register

Address: The Harlequin

From the 1939 Register

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation:  Civil Servant at Inland Revenue

Household: living with wife Florence and widowed mother Hannah

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and died in Radcliffe on Trent.