Project Description

JOHN SAINT 1898–1956

John Saint copy ed

Photograph from family collection

Son of Isaac, who served in the war

Born 27th October 1898 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 27 November 1898 St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont.

Married in 1925 to Florence Lamb from Radcliffe on Trent

Died Hatfield, 12 March 1956 age 58.

1901 Census

Age 2 living with father Isaac, mother Rachel and sister Winifred 1, at Taylors Farm, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 12 at school living with father Isaac, stepmother Clara, and sisters Winifred 11, Dorothy 2 months and brothers Frank 4, Richard 3. They lived at Hall Farm, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 49463

Military Unit: 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, 51st Brigade, 17th Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

John Saint would have joined the army after 1916, due to his age. The 7th Lincolnshires were in France for the duration of the war from July 1915. John Saint may have been present at some or all of the following combats fought by his battalion: first and second battle of the Scarpe, capture of Rouex, first and second battles of Passchendaele (1917); battles of St Quentin, Bapaume, Amines, Albert, Havrincuort, Epehy, Cambrai, Sambre (1918). His military service record is not available online.

John Saint pictured top row 2nd right

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

No record

From the 1939 Register

Address: 40 Heathcote Avenue, Hatfield

No further information on register

Will – John of 28 Pooleys Lane, Welham Green, Hatfield. Administration London 10 July to Florence Mabel Saint, widow.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.