HERBERT FLOWER 1898–1963
Photograph by kind permission of family
Brother of Harold, George, William, Fred and Sam
Born 10th January 1898
Baptised 20th February 1898, St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont, Notts.
Married in 11 April 1925 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe to Dorothy Roe from Ilkeston
Sons Herbert born 1927 in Basford District and Robert born 1933 in Bingham District
Died March 1963, age 65.
Age 3 and living with father William 39, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, born in Radcliffe on Trent, mother Agnes 38, born in Cartmel, Lancs., sisters Mary Ann 16, and Olive 11, brothers George 13 a farm boy, William 9, Fred 7, Harold 5 and Sam 1. They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age 13 living with father William, a domestic chauffeur (Dr Campbell), mother Agnes, sisters Mary Ann a chemical packer (Boots), Olive a blouse machinist, Eleanor May 8 at school, and Marjorie Annie 5 at school, and brothers William a bricklayer, Fred a nurseryman labourer, Harold, a butcher’s apprentice and Sam at school. All living in a house with 6 rooms on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a grocer’s errand boy.
Service Number: 44383
Military Unit: A company, 1st Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) known as the Green Howards, 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division, India, previously 2nd Training Reserve Battalion (Sherwood Foresters, service number 67994).
Theatre of War: served in India so did not enter a theatre of war
Enlisted at Nottingham 6.6.1916
Age on enlistment: 18 years 5 months. Address: Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: Wagon labeller (railway). Height 5ft 5⅝ins, weight 109lbs, girth 34ins, rate of expansion 2ins. Next of kin: William Flower, father on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.
15.2.17: Embarked Devonport
7.5.17: Disembarked Bombay
10.5.17: Joined the 1st Bn. Yorkshire Regiment at Rawalpindi.
4.12.17: Admitted to hospital, with malaria at Burhan
24.12.17: Discharged from hospital
16.9.18: Awarded a 3rd class Certificate of Education at Cherat
6.5.19: Mobilised for service Peshawar
16.11.19: Proceeded to Deolali for transfer to U.K.
3.12.19: Transfer home from Bombay
British War Medal. He was not awarded the Victory Medal because he did not serve in a theatre of war.
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll
Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Address: Eastwood Road, Radcliffe
Employment: Shunter, Ilkeston, Great Northern Railways
Household: father William, gardener for Mr J Redgate, mother Agnes, sisters, Mary, Chemical Packer, Boots Chemists, May, clerk Boots Chemists, Marjorie, blouse hand, brothers Fred, shunter, GNR, Harold, recruiting clerk
Herbert became a porter at Ilkeston railway station after the war (Information from Herbert’s son Bob, who lived in Radcliffe on Trent). Admitted to National Union of Railwaymen, Colwick Junction branch on 24.7.15, age 17, occupation number taker.
Address: Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Occupation: Railway Goods Guard
Household: Living with wife Dorothy and father-in-law John Roe and two people whose names are obscured, probably sons Herbert and Robert.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.