WALTER HORACE NOWELL 1894–1976
Known as Horace.
Brother of George and Edgar Nowell (both killed in the war)
Born 19th August 1894, Radcliffe on Trent.
Baptised 4th October 1894 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Married Lucy Hart in Oct-Dec 1919 in Grantham district. Children: Walter William Douglas born 30 October 1920, baptised in 1921 at Bottesford when his father was a police constable, Beryl E born 14 Feb 1925, Nottingham, and Horace D. born 1927, Nottingham. Lucy died 23 January 1974.
Died 1 October 1976, age eighty-two
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Admitted 10 Jan 1898, father Walter, The Green
Age 6 living at The Green Radcliffe on Trent with father Walter 37, bricklayer, and mother Annie 37 nee Wilford, brothers George Andrew Henderson 9, Edgar Gale 3 and sisters Gertrude 15, Ethel 13, Constance 11 and Irene 2.
Age sixteen, living at Estate Cottage, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, with his father Walter, foreman bricklayer, mother Annie and his nine siblings: brothers George and Edgar, both printer’s assistants, sisters Gertrude, Ethel, Constance, Irene, Ivy Gladys, age five, and Edna, two. He was employed as a printer’s assistant.
Service Number: 188729
Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery
Theatre of War: unconfirmed, highly likely France and Flanders, service abroad approx. 3 months
Attested: 15 Jan 1916 in Nottingham.
Height 5ft 8¼ins, chest 36ins. Bricklayer’s labourer at time of attestation.
Qualification 1st Class Signaller
15.1.18: Posted to RGA Signal Depot, Chatham
7.6.18: Posted to Signal Depot, Fareham
12.9.18: Posted to England for transfer to Home Establishment on compassionate grounds
18.10.18: Posted to 33 AA Company, RGA, Cavendish House, The Park, Nottingham.
2 offences of overstaying leave: first on 2 June 1918 and then on 1 July 1918
British War and Victory, received on 12 Jan 1922
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Living on Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Isandale Road, Basford
Employment: Police Constable, Basford
Household: wife Lucy, son Douglas, visitor, Eva Hart, Lucy’s sister, book binder, Lyne and Son, Printers, Grantham
Address: 29 Percy Street, Old Basford, Nottingham
Occupation: Police Inspector
Household: Walter H and his wife Lucy (born 8 November 1895), daughter Beryl, student.
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.