Project Description

HAROLD FLOWER 1895–1956

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

Son John born 1930

Died 1956, age 60

1901 Census

Age 5 living with father William, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, mother Agnes born in Cartmel, Lancs., 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 is 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

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

Married Madge and 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, son John

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent