HAROLD FLOWER 1895–1956
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
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.
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.
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.
When he returned from the war he worked as a steward at Hollybank, a men’s social club on New Road, Radcliffe on Trent
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: parents William and Agnes and brother Fred
From the 1939 Register
Address: 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