HAROLD BERTRAM BLOOD* 1892–1956
Born 7th August 1892 in Basford district, Nottingham
Married 30th October 1915 to Constance Wright, age 20, at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Son William John Blood born 1930
Date of death 1956
* name changed to Rockley by deed poll at some point after the war
Age 9, living on Bottom Row, The Leys, Ruddington with parents Tom and Lizzie Blood and brother George 5 months. Father an agricultural labourer.
Still living with family on Church Street, Ruddington, working as warehouseman
Service Number: 48033
Military Unit: The Leicestershire Regiment
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Medals Awarded: not known
Source for military service: Absent Voters List 1918, no other records found, including medals awarded. The Leicestershire Regiment were mainly fighting in France and Flanders. We do not know if Harold Blood served abroad with them or remained with the regiment in the U.K. where they were variously based at Catterick and Rudgeley.
Married in 1915, age 23, working in wine and spirit trade. Daughter Constance born February 27th, 1917; baptismal record shows Harold was still not in military and working as a cellar man. Family lived at West End Villas.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
From the 1939 Register
The family have changed their name to Rockley and his death is registered in that name in 1956
Address: Abbey Road, West Bridgford
Occupation: wine merchant
Household: living with wife Constance and son William
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent