HORACE (Arthur) BEMROSE 1881–1926

Horace Bemrose
Photograph from family collection. It  is believed Horace is seated bottom right

Brother of Frederick Bemrose

Born 1881 in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire

Married in 1916 to Edith Garratt

Died March 1926, age 45

1881 Census

Age 2 weeks. He is recorded as Arthur on 1881 census but Horace on subsequent censuses. Living with father Walter 30, a brick maker born in Harby, mother Hannah 26, born in Cropwell Bishop, brothers John 8, Joseph 6, and Albert 4. They lived at Gripps, Cotgrave.

1891 Census

Age 10, at school living in Cotgrave with his father Walter, mother Hannah, brothers Albert, Walter 5, George 3 and sisters Lucy 8 and Gladys 6 months. They lived in Cotgrave.

1901 Census

Age 20 employed as a butcher’s assistant and living as a boarder with Cecil Brumpton, 24, a butcher on Plumtree Road, Cotgrave.

1911 Census

Age 29 employed as a butcher’s assistant and living as a boarder with Thomas Henry Morley, 27, who was a joiner and his wife Lucy at 4 Lamcote Grove, Muskham Street, Nottingham. In 1911 Horace’s parents Walter and Hannah were living at The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent. Edith Garratt (recorded as Garret), dressmaker, whom Horace married in 1916, was a visitor there.

Military Service

Rank:  Staff Sergeant

Service Number: S2/015357

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps (S prefix before service number shows he worked in the Supply section of the RASC)

Theatre of War:  France and Flanders, date of entry 22.12.14

13.4.19: Discharged to Class Z Army Reserve for demobilisation

(There are two separate entries in the UK, WWI Service Medal & Award rolls: one for the 1914-1915 Star where his rank is Corporal and another later record for the British War and Victory medals where he is a Staff Sergeant).

Medals Awarded:  1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address: Cotgrave, Notts

Employment: Coal Merchant

Household: wife Edith, father in law Thomas Garratt, small holder, mother in law Hannah, wife’s niece Elizabeth Garratt, shorthand typist, Housing Commissioner, Raleigh Street, Nottm.

Other information

In 1925 Kelly’s directory he is listed as a cow keeper in Cotgrave.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent