Born June 2nd 1888 in Attleborough, 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)

Possibly Married again 1949 Marie-Josephine Noelle

Date of death 9th December 1954 at Hitchin.

1891 Census

Age 3 living on Levell Street, Attleborough with father Frederick age 27, watchmaker and jeweller, mother Lilly(Mountain), sister Dorothy Emily age one month. They employed a monthly nurse, Sarah Hingley.  Emily Mountain, housekeeper, was a visitor.

1901 Census

Age 13  living on Arthur St, Sherwood with his parents and sisters Dorothy Emily and Kathleen age one. His father was now an auctioneer. The household included Ellen Peach, domestic servant.

1911 Census

Age 23 living on Burton Rd, Carlton, with father Frederick, auctioneer and valuer, mother Lilly and sister Kathleen, 12. He was working as an auctioneer and valuer. The family employed a domestic servant, Elizabeth Matthew.

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.

He spent much of the 1930s in France, painting. Information from a family member and examples of his work seen.

1921 Census

Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe

Employment: unknown, does not appear on census with wife and daughter

Household: wife Kate, daughter Joan Stuart, boarder Charlotte Inray, designer robes and blouses

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bailey Cottage, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Florence Kate

1939 Register

Address: 10 Attenborough Lane, Chilwell

Occupation: Chartered Surveyor working for Chilwell Central Ordnance War Department

Household: he was divorced and living alone

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Radcliffe on Trent address in 1918 when on active service