Project Description


 Henry Fitz Elwin

Photo courtesy of family

Brother of Gilbert Vernon

Born 23rd December 1892 in Nottingham

Baptised 12th February 1893 Holy Trinity Church, Nottingham. Home address 11 Ridgway Street, Nottingham

Married 17th June, 1920 to Doris Eveline Bush at Nottingham All Saints Church.

Son Henry, known as Ivan, born 1922, and daughter Eileen, born 1926

Died 5th December 1946, age 54

1901 Census

Aged eight and living with his father Henry, 34, mother Louisa, 30, both born in Nottingham, brother Gilbert Vernon age five and a domestic servant. They lived at 82 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford.

1911 Census

Age 18 living with father Henry, 44, mother Louisa, 40, and brothers Gilbert Vernon, 15, who was also a clerk in father’s office, Frank Malcolm, 7, at school, and Reginald Charles age four. They had two servants, one a mother’s help and the other a general servant. The family were living at Bailey House, which had 11 rooms, on Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Henry was employed as a clerk in his father’s business of box manufacturer and printers.

Military Service

Rank: Bombardier

Service Number: 56300

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of  War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bailey House, Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

Other information

Having lived elsewhere, moved back to Radcliffe on Trent in 1935. Address: Roscrea, 9 Bingham Road.

Will: Henry Fitz Elwin of Roscrea, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent died 5 December 1946 at the General Hospital, Nottingham. Probate Nottingham 14 July to Doris Eveline Elwin, widow.

Doris died in 1960.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Roscrea, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Director Cardboard box manufacturer

Household: Living with wife Doris and son Henry

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.