Military Med
Military Medal

Born July 4th 1893 in Nottingham

Baptised 27th August 1893 St Saviour’s Church, Nottingham. Home address: 7 Bathley Terrace, Nottingham

Married 14 December 1918 to Grace North, Basford district. Son Henry born 23 November 1920

Died 23 November 1973, age 83

1901 Census

Age 7 living at 41 Raglan Street, Nottingham.  Father Henry age 33, carpenter and joiner, mother Frances age 32, sister Doris age 5.

1911 Census

Age 17, clerk at hospital, living at 110 Bathley Street, Nottingham. Father Henry age 43, carpenter and joiner, born Kettering. Mother Frances Elizabeth (nee Prentice) aged 42, born Nottingham.  Two siblings: Doris May age 15 born in Nottingham, working in a chemist pill and powder dept.; John William age 2 born in Nottingham.

Military Service

Rank:  Private

Service Number: 69669, later 32566 (69669 does not appear on medal roll cards)

Military Unit: D Coy, 8th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment, 70th Brigade, 23rd Division. 1st Battalion 26.7.19

Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 25.4.17; Italy date of entry 29.11.17

Attested: December 10th 1915 at Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: asylum attendant. Height 5ft 6ins, weight 151 lbs. Medical category A1

National Health Approved Society: Ancient Order of Foresters

In reserves until April 1917

1.1.17–24.4.17: Home

25.4.17–28.11.17: France


1.10.17:  Gun Shot Wound left elbow and hand, head (slight). Acting Lance Corporal at this time

To No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, Remy Siding

8.10.17:  No 126 Ambulance train to No 6 Convalescent Camp,Etaples

A Company, 8th (Service) Battalion as at 1.10.17 (FWR)

29.11.17–4.9.19: Italy

20.8.18: Injured ‘Crushed by Italian motor lorry during shelling.

Synovitis left knee and severe contusion of left thigh.’

April 1919: Home

26.7.19: posted 1st Battalion

10.12.19: Demobilised. Home address Barton-in-Fabis, Nottingham

Total service: 3 years and 307 days

Medals Awarded: Military Medal, dated in London Gazette August 16th 1917; British War and Victory Medals.

Other information

Notts. County Asylum records list him as a temporary attendant (i.e.had worked at the asylum for no more than 6 months)  who served in the war.

1921 Census

Address: Barton in Fabis

Employment: Estate Labourer, Col Clifton

Household: son Henry, wife Grace, father in law William North, retired roadman

1939 Register

Address: Clifton, Nottingham

Occupation: Colonel Clifton’s estate joiner

Household: living with wife Grace and son Henry, apprentice joiner

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at the Asylum.