Project Description

HENRY NORMAN TYLER 1893–1973

Military Med
Military Medal

Born July 4th 1893 in Nottingham

Baptised 27th August 1893 St Saviour’s Church, Nottingham. Home address: A7 Bathley Terrace, Nottingham

Married December 1918 to Grace North, Basford district. Son Henry born March 1921

Died 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

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

Wounded

1.10.17:  Gun Shot Wound left elbow, head (slight).

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

Wounded
20.8.18: Injured Crushed by Italian motor lorry during shelling. Contusion and knee injury.

April 1919: Home

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

Total service: 3 years and 307 days

Medals Awarded: Military Medal. Gazette dated August 16th 1917. Awarded when in France. Also awarded British War and Victory Medals. Home address: Barton in Fabis.

Other information

Notts. County Asylum records list him as a temporary attendant who served in the war. Regiment listed as West Yorks but no record of West Yorks on service details. Letter from Nottts. County Asylum dated November 1916 states he has ‘simple hypertrophy of the heart’. Examined by the special medical board and placed in category A.

From the 1939 Register

Address: Clifton, Nottingham

Occupation: estate joiner

Household: living with wife Grace

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

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