Isaac Saint ed

Photograph from family collection

Father of John Saint, who also served in the war

Born in 1874 at Parwich, Derbyshire.

Baptised 24th January 1874, Parwich

Married at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont on 1st February 1898 to Rachel Wood who died 1903; married 4 February 1905 to Clara Jewson at St Laurence Church, Long Eaton. Children: John born 1898 and Winifred born 1900 (mother Rachel), Frank born 1907, Richard born 1908 and Dorothy born 1911(mother Clara). Clara diedMay 1919 Nottingham.

Died 9th April 1935

1881 Census

Isaac Saint’s father William died in 1874. William had married Rebecca Saunders in 1870 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Following William’s death, Rebecca and the family moved to The Lodge, Holme Pierrepont.

Age seven at school visiting William Slack, age 67, a dairy farmer from Radcliffe on Trent with his widowed mother Rebecca, age 43, sisters Elizabeth, age 10, and Mary Fanny 8. The reason for the Saint family living with William Slack has not been established.

1891 Census

Age 17 living with William Slack, age 78, his mother Rebecca who is now described as housekeeper to William Slack and his sister Mary at The Lodge, Holme Pierrepont. Rebecca died in 1896.

1901 Census

Age 27 a farmer living at Taylor’s farm, Radcliffe on Trent with his wife Rachel 26, son John 2, daughter Winifred 1, two farm workers and a domestic servant.

1911 Census

Age 37 a farmer living with second wife Clara 36, whom he married in 1905, sons John 12, Frank 4, Richard 3, and daughters Winifred 11, Dorothy 2 months and a domestic servant. They lived at Hall Farm which had ten rooms and was located on the south side of what is now the A52, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Sergeant

Service Number: 149129, previously 2518, Sherwood Foresters

Military Unit: 59th Division Machine Gun Corps, formerly of The Sherwood Foresters

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed but likely to have been France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Isaac Saint’s service record has not been found. He may have served in the British Army in the 1890s which would explain why he was called up to serve in WWI.

From Forces War records

Entitled to wear a Wound Stripe

Wounded War office Daily List 5761 dated  2.1.19

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

32 Alison Rise, off Alfred Street Central, Nottingham: Isaac James Saint, Private 263329, 59th Division, Machine Gun Corps. The same address and service number is given on the 1919 register, along with 35th Battery, MGC. Note: On the Service Medal and Award Rolls, service number 265529 (transcription error?) is recorded for his Sherwood Foresters service but has been crossed out and replaced with 2518.

1921 Census

Address: Boarding at 28 Alison Rise, Nottingham

Employment: Jobbing gardener

Household: Isaac, a widower, boarding with the Wardle family with his sons John, cheese maker, Frank, assistant printer, Guardian office, and Richard.

Other information

Will: Isaac Saint of 75 Moore Road, Mapperley, Nottingham died 9 April 1935, administration to John Saint, lorry driver, effects £54

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.