Harold Flower ed i
Photograph by kind permission of family

Brother of George, Herbert, William, Fred and Sam

Born 14th October 1895 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 10th November 1895 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Madge Robinson in 1924 in Sunderland District

Sons George W. born 1926 and John W. born 1930; both born in Bingham District

Died 1956, age 60

Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference K212

1901 Census

Age 5 living with father William, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, mother Agnes born in Cartmel, Lancashire, sisters Mary Ann, 16 and Olive 11, brothers George, 13 a farm boy, William 9, Fred 7, Herbert 3 and Sam 1. Living on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 15 living with father William, 49 a domestic chauffeur (Dr Campbell), mother Agnes, 48, sisters Mary Ann 26 a chemical packer (Boots), Olive 21 a blouse machinist, Eleanor May 8 at school and Marjorie Annie 5 at school, and brothers William 19 a bricklayer, Fred 17 a nurseryman labourer, Herbert 13 an errand boy (grocers) and Sam at school. All living in a 6 roomed house on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a butcher’s apprentice.

Military Service

Rank: Staff/Colour Sergeant

Service Number: 9602

Military Unit: The Lincolnshire Regiment

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 11.11.1914

17.6.15: Gun shot wound to right hand. To N0 2 Ambulance train.

17.6.15: 1st Battalion, Lincs Regiment

Medals Awarded: 1914 Star, Clasp and Roses, British War and Victory

He received a pension of 14 shillings (70p) per week from 22 July 1920 until 26 October 1920.

It is very likely that Harold Flower was in the regular army in view of the date of his entry to France, rank and receiving the 1914 Star. The majority who received the 1914 Star were men of the pre-war British army and it was only awarded to those who served between the outbreak of war and November 22nd 1914. Clasp and roses was awarded to those who operated within range of enemy artillery. No official service record currently available apart from Medal Rolls Index Cards.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

Other information

1921 Census

Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe

Employment: Recruiting Clerk, Government Civil Subordinate Lincoln

Household: father, William, gardener Mr J Redgate, mother Agnes, sisters Mar Chemical Packer, Boots Chemist, May, Clerk at Boots, Marjorie, blouse hand, brothers Fred and Herbert both railway shunters

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: parents William and Agnes and brother Fred

1939 Register

Address: Hollybank Social Club, New Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Social club steward

Household: wife Madge, born 10.10.1900, sons George and John, both at school

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent