Project Description

HENRY CARDER BAKEWELL 1888–1922

RGA

(Also known as Harry)

Born 1888, Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 20th April 1889 at St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent. Bapismal name Henry Carlier Bakewell

Married on 22nd July 1916 to Harriett Robinson in Nottingham

Son Francis Henry born 17th September 1917 in Carlton, Nottingham

Died from an accident while working on the railways, 13th July 1922, age 34.

1891 Census

Living with grandparents William and Charlotte Bakewell on Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent, and their children Mary J. 23, Ann 21, Charles H. 19 and Edward 13. His grandfather William was an agricultural labourer. Henry, age 2, was at school.

1901 Census

Family living on Station Terrace: William (grandfather) 66, general labourer, Charlotte 64, Mary Jane 32, single, Charles H 30, railway platelayer, Henry age 12 and Frances Bakewell 4, granddaughter.

1911 Census

William was 22, a general labourer.  He was living at 7 Station Terrace with widowed grandmother Charlotte 76, Charles Henry 39, (a plate layer Great Northern railway) and Charlotte’s granddaughter Frances 14 (assisting at home). The house had four rooms.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service number: 188212

Military Unit: Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed, served abroad

Attestation 11.12.1915. Name given as Harry C. Bakewell

Age 27 years 3 months

Occupation: railway mineral porter

Address: 7 Station Terrace.  The address is crossed out and replaced with 25 Chesterfield Street, Carlton, Nottingham. Next of kin is given as Jane Bakewell (mother), Nottingham. After his marriage in 1916, the next of kin was amended to Harriett Robinson, 25 Chesterfield Street, Carlton.  Wife’s address is also given as c/o Mr. Vickerstaff, Lamcote, Radcliffe-on-Trent (it is not clear whether this was her address on marriage).

12.12.16: To Army Reserve, Private

19.11.17: Mobilised – home until 29.3.18

21.11.17: Posted Depot RGA, Gunner

7.12.17: Posted 7th Siege Battery

30.3.18: B.E.F. France

19.8.18: Posted Heavy Trench Mortar Battery

13.3.19: Demobilised

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Other information

Henry Bakewell’s mother was Mary Jane Bakewell (source: baptism record). His father is unknown.

After the war Henry Bakewell probably returned to his home in Carlton where his son was born in 1917. In 1922 he was a lodger at 14, Woodland Grove, Colwick and was working as a railway porter. He died on 13th July 1922 from a broken neck, caused by falling from a signal standard. The inquest was held the following day on 14th July, 1922. Name on death certificate is Harry Cardiff Bakewell.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born, lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent