Project Description



Born June 2nd 1888 in Neatishead, Norfolk

Baptised 15th July 1888 at St Peter’s Church, Neatishead

Married in 1912 to Florence K. Stuart (born at sea), daughter Joan Stuart born 1916 (registered Bingham)

Married again 1949 Marie-Josephine Noelle

Date of death 9th December 1954 at Hitchin.

1891 Census

Living Wayland, Norfolk. Father Frederick, watchmaker and jeweller, mother Lily (Mountain), sister Emily. They employ both a nurse and a housekeeper.

1901 Census

Living Arthur St, Sherwood, father now an auctioneer.

1911 Census

Living in Burton Rd, Carlton, with father Frederick, auctioneer and valuer, mother Lilly and sister Kathleen, 12. He was working as an auctioneer and valuer.

1912 passed examination for Auctioneers Institute

Military Service

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant, previously Lance Corporal

Military Unit: American Heavy Artillery, previously Royal Garrison Artillery, formerly Royal Engineers

Service Number: SR9398 (RGA), previously 96524 (RE)

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 7.10.15

Posted to France. 7.10.1915, then promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in Royal Engineers (see  London Gazette 11.11.1915). Transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery, also as 2nd Lt then transferred again as 2nd Lt in American Heavy Artillery (source Medal Rolls Index Cards).

Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star and British War by British governments and Victory by US government (UK medals forfeited and then restored)

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey Cottage, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

His wife, known as Kate, and daughter Joan suffered civilian war deaths on 9th May 1941 in West Bridgford as a result of a German bombing raid. They are buried in West Bridgford.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Cottage, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Florence Kate

From the 1939 Register

Address: 10 Attenborough Lane, Chilwell

Occupation: Chartered Surveyor working for Chilwell Central Ordnance War Department

Household: he is divorced and living alone

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address in 1918 when on active service