HAROLD CLAUDE ETTERLEY 1889–1954
Born 1889 in Nottingham
Died 1954, Warwickshire, age 65
No trace found
Harold was living with his father John 44, a gardener born in Hickling, mother Florence née Evans, 39, born in Putney, Middlesex and sisters Evelyn 15 and Winifred 13. They lived at 16 High Street, Bottesford. He was employed as a grocer’s assistant. His age is recorded on the census as 19 although this probably an error as the national birth index records his birth in 1889.
Service Number: 460303, previously T/452250
Military Unit: Labour Corps, 442 Agricultural Company, previously 281 Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps
Theatre of War: service details indicate he served in the U.K. and therefore did not enter a theatre of war.
Enlisted in Nottingham 2nd December 1915
Address on enlistment: Colne Villas, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. Age 24, occupation provision salesman. Height 5ft 6½ ins, weight 127 lbs, girth 35½ins, rate of expansion ½ ins. Religion: Church of England. Distinguishing marks, scar left shin. Next of kin: John Etterley, father
19.10.17: Transferred to Labour Corps (Agricultural Company) Devizes
Period of service: Derby 268 days; Royal Army Service Corps, 141 days
Labour Corps 1 year 239 days
Medical report prior to discharge
Suffered with varicose veins in legs for 7 years. Patient states he cannot walk much more than a mile without pain in both his calves. He is unable to wear puttees and has been excused wearing them since being in the labour corps. He has always performed light duties such as milking. Not attributed to war – but aggravated by it. The patient’s general health is good. He has a variz of the large saphenous in the region of the calf of both his legs and a slight left sided varicocele. He is totally unfit for the duties of a regular soldier. Discharged as permanently unfit. Dated: June 5 1919
The medical board found that the soldier had not suffered any impairment in health since his entry into the service, as he had the condition on entry.
27.3.19–28.3.19: Military hospital Tidworth, local antiseptic treatment
28.3.19: Discharged to duty
2.4.19-19.4.19 JCT diseased hand in hospital 18 days. Result of infection of a small abrasion.
Casualty from active service
Demobbed 8th November 1919
No details available for campaign medals, presumably because he served in the U.K. and was therefore ineligible to receive them.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father John and mother Florence.
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: living with parents John and Florence
From the 1939 Register
Not found on the register. Harold’s mother Florence died in 1937 and his father John was living in Nottingham in 1939.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent