Project Description

RONALD FLETCHER 1893–1975

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Brother of Arthur

Born 21st March 1893 in Farnsfield

Baptised 4th August 1895 St Michael’s Church, Farnsfield

Married 12th January 1916 to Ethel Mary Smalley age 23

Son Victor Claude born 19th February 1921

Died March 1975, age 82

Radcliffe School Register

Admitted to school on 5 July 1897, Admission number: 1389

1901 Census

Age 8 living with father Joseph, 31, a general labourer born in Radcliffe on Trent, mother Emily (née Holmes) 28, born in Farnsfield, brother Arthur 4 and sister Ada, 1. They lived on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 18 living with father Joseph 41, a carpenter’s labourer on the railway, mother Emily, 40, brothers Arthur 14 a gentleman’s gardener, Jack 4, sisters Ada 11 and Doris 2. They lived on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent in a 5 roomed house. He was employed as a grocer’s porter.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 306525

Military Unit: 2/6th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 176th Brigade, 59th (2nd North Midland) Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders. The 2/6th were in Ireland from April 1916 and then France from January 1917 to July 1918.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Twin Cottage, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. Living with Fanny Smalley.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Twin Cottages, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: Twin Cottage, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Grocery shop manager

Household: living with wife Ethel, son Victor, an apprentice electrician, and Ethel’s mother Fanny.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Twin Cottage, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent