Born 24th January 1887, Radcliffe on Trent

Married Gladys Annie Bemrose in 6th August 1914 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Radcliffe

Daughters Stella born 13th July 1922 and Celia born 1927, both born in Basford district, Nottingham

Died 27th February 1953

Brother of Archibald

1891 Census

At school, age 4, living on Main Road, Radcliffe, next door to the Black Lion Public House, with father Henry 45, a draper, mother Sarah 41, brothers George 19, a clerk, Oliver 8 and Harold 6. Sarah’s widowed mother Ann Stone age 73 was living with the family, as was a general domestic servant, Louise Burton, 14.

1901 Census

Age 14, living on Main Road with father Henry, a draper, mother Sarah and brothers Archibald 21, a railway clerk, Oliver 18, an assistant draper, and Harold 16, a quantity surveyor’s pupil.

1911 Census

Now a school teacher age 24, living on Bingham Road with widowed mother Sarah, who had taken over as draper, and brother Archibald, 31, a railway clerk.

Military Service

Rank: Air Mechanic

Service number: 194519

Military Unit: Royal Air Force

Theatre of War: He served in the U.K. and therefore did not enter a Theatre of War

10.6.18: Enlisted, Private 2.

Occupation; schoolmaster.

Height 5 ft 8 ins; chest 33 ins; hair black; eyes grey; complexion fresh; scar on lip.

Religion: Wesleyan. Wife: Gladys Annie Taylor, 29 Mona Road, West Bridgford, Notts.

Medical Category Grade Two.

7.8.18: Appointed Air Mechanic 3

15.8.18: To Stenness Station (seaplane base, Stenness Loch, Scotland)

19.8.18: Transferred to Orkney and Shetland Group

17.1.19: To Dispersal Centre Edinburgh

17.2.19: Transferred to RAF Reserve

30.4.20: Deemed discharged

Medals Awarded: ineligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.

1921 Census

Address: 29 Mona Road, West Bridgford, Nottm

Employment: School Teacher, Trent Boulevard School, West Bridgford

Household: wife Gladys

1939 register

Address: 8 Greenhouse Road, Doncaster, Yorks

Occupation: Schoolteacher

Household: Boarding with Ernest and Gladys Mitchell.

His wife Gladys, born 25th September 1890, and daughters Stella, a daily sub probationer nurse, and Celia were living at 73 Costock Avenue, Nottingham.

Other information

Resident at 73 Costock Avenue, Nottingham at date of death. Probate to Gladys Annie Taylor, widow.

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent