Project Description

WALTER HORACE NOWELL 1894–1976

RGA

Name Walter Horace Nowell on the birth register

Brother of George and Edgar Nowell (both killed in the war)

Born 19th August 1894, Bingham District.

Baptised 4th October 1894 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Lucy Hart in Oct-Dec 1919 in Grantham district

Died December 1976 age 82

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 10 Jan 1898, father Walter, The Green

1901 Census

Age 6 living at The Green Radcliffe on Trent with father Walter, bricklayer, and mother Annie nee Wilford, brothers George Andrew Henderson 9, Edgar Gale 3 and sisters Gertrude 15, Ethel 13, Constance 11 and Irene 2.

1911 Census

Age 16, living with his parents and siblings at Estate Cottage, Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a printer’s assistant. Brother of George Nowell and Edgar Gale Julian Nowell whose names are on the War Memorial.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

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.

Mobilised: 2.1.1918.

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 Coy, RGA, Cavendish House, The Park, Nottingham.

2 offences of overstaying leave: first on 2 June 1918 and then on 1 July 1918

Medals Awarded:

British War and Victory, received on 12 Jan 1922

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Living on Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

1939 Register

Not found

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.