Project Description

HERBERT FLETCHER 1897–1989

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Born 9th November 1897 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 12th December 1897 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married in 1927 in Bingham District to Margaret Annie Elnor, sister of Olive Elnor

Children Barbara A. born 1929 and Richard J. born 1933

Died 19th September 1989 in Nottingham district, age 91

1901 Census

Age 3 living with father Henry 30, a gardener born in Radcliffe on Trent, and mother Mary Ann née Gray 32, born in Radcliffe. They lived on Palin Row, Radcliffe.

1911 Census

Age 13, at school, living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent with father Henry 40, a groundsman to the Golf Club, and mother Mary Ann 42.

Military Service

Rank: Private 2; Aircraftman 2nd class from 1st January 1919 (when ranks were re-classified)

Service Number: 305680

Military Unit: Royal Air Force

Theatre of War: He served in the U.K. and did not enter a theatre of war

Attested 10th October 1918, age 20.

Height 5ft 4ins; chest 31ins; hair brown; eyes brown; complexion pale; religion C of E; occupation: coal merchant’s clerk; next of kin Mrs Mary Ann Fletcher, Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent.

10.10.18: Medical Board: category B1

10.10.18: RD (H) (Reserve Depot. ‘H’ may be Halton Camp, Buckinghamshire)

8.1.19: No. 39 T.D.S (Training Depot Station), Grantham

9.2.19: 117 Squadron, Wyton, Cambridgeshire

117 Squadron was a bomber squadron based at RAF Wyton, equipped with the de Havilland D.H9 bomber, a single engine biplane.

15.4.19: 6a Dispersal centre

18.6.19: Transferred to RAF G Reserve

Medals Awarded: Ineligible for campaign medals as he did not serve overseas

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent. Living with parents Henry and Mary Ann.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 37, Breck Hill Road, Arnold, Notts

Occupation: Area manager, Provender Millers and Corn Merchants

Household: wife Margaret and two more people whose records are closed (presumably daughter Barbara and son Richard)

Other Information

At his date of death Herbert was living at Seeley Hirst House, 62 Mapperley Road, Nottingham. His wife Margaret died in 1975, age 73.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent