Leics Regiment

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

Daughter Joan born 1917, son William John Blood born 1930

Date of death 1956

* name changed to Rockley by deed poll at some point after the war

1901 Census

Age 9, living on Bottom Row, The Leys, Ruddington with parents Tom and Lizzie Blood and brother George 5 months. Father an agricultural labourer.

1911 Census

Still living with family on Church Street, Ruddington, working as warehouseman

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 48033

Military Unit: The Leicestershire Regiment

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Medals Awarded: not known

Other information

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 Rugeley.
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.

1921 Census

Address: Main Road, Radcliffe

Employment: Foreman cellar man, Skinner and Rook, Wine Merchants, notts

Household: wife Constance, daughter Joan,  father in law John Wright, pumping engine driver, sewerage, Bingham RDC,  mother in law Hannah, sick nurse, and brother in law Edgar, gardener to Colonel Birkin

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

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