Sc Rifles

Born 21st October 1893 in Cotgrave, Notts

Married Mildred Bemrose of Radcliffe on Trent on August 2nd 1915; she died 30 March 1918.

Married Kathleen B Harris in 1933, died 1976

Died 1975

1901 Census

Age 7 living with father Joseph, a carrier and carter, mother Harriett and his sisters Sarah 11 and Kate 9 in Cotgrave.

1911 Census

Age 17 living with parents and 2 boarders at Cherry Tree Cottage, Cotgrave. He is employed as a farm labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: T/444780 latest, previously 242730, 64107, 5450

Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps Unit, 615 Mechanical Transport Company, previously 6th Scottish Rifles

Theatre of War: Ireland. Service record indicates that he served in the U.K.

Attested: 11.12.1915

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent; age 22 years 2 months, occupation carter for Boots Drug Company, next of kin Mildred Cook, wife

12.12.15: Army Reserve

16.10.16: Mobilised to Ireland

19.10.16: Posted to 2/4 Royal Scots

21.6.17: Transferred to 2/6 Scottish Rifles

18.8.17: Transferred to Scottish Rifles

1.11 – 1.12.17: Granted Agricultural furlough for employment with Thos. Brumpton, Peas Hill Farm, Cotgrave, Notts.

22.11 – 22.12.17:  Granted extension of Agricultural furlough

24.11.17: Posted Super strength (501 Agricultural Company, Derby)

15.4.18: Transferred to 501 Agricultural Labour Company, Derby

5.4.19: Posted to 474 Agricultural Company, 60 Clarendon Street, Nottingham

28.7.19: Posted to 472 Agricultural Company, Northern Command,  Labour Centre North Camp, Ripon

30.7.19: Transferred to Royal Army Service Corps Unit, 615 Mechanical Transport Company, Dublin as P and L, T/444780. Pay to be regimental pay 1s 2d plus 6d Corps pay

14.10.19: Demobilised from Dublin to Main Street, Cotgrave

Ineligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.

Other information

Mildred died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 30th March 1918, age 22. Her brother William was present at the death.

1921 Census

Address: Mai Road, Cotgrave

Employment: Grantham Canal Labourer

1939 Register

Address: 36 Main Street, Cotgrave

Occupation: Notts County Council labourer

Household: living with wife Kathleen Beatrice born 7.4.1894

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in nearby Cotgrave as a child and young adult, Radcliffe on Trent address on attestation, married a woman from Radcliffe on Trent.