SAM FLOWER 1900–1975

Samuel Flower

Photograph by kind permission of family

Brother of George, Harold, Herbert, William and Fred

Born 19th March 1900 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 22nd April 1900 St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married in 1946, Bingham District, to Doris Lingard, born 6.7.20

Daughter June A. born 1949, son Gordon born 1951, both born in Nottingham; daughter Angela born 1956 in Basford District

Died 1975, age 75

1901 Census

Age 1 living with father William, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, born in Radcliffe, and mother Agnes born in Cartmel, Lancs., sisters Mary Ann, 16 and Olive 11, brothers George 13 an agricultural farm boy, William 9, Harold 5, Fred, 7, Herbert 3. They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 11 at school living with father William, 49 a domestic chauffeur (Dr Campbell), mother Agnes, 48, sisters Mary Ann, a chemical packer (Boots), Olive, a blouse machinist, Eleanor May, 8 at school and Marjorie Annie, 5 at school, and brothers William a bricklayers labourer, Harold, a butcher’s apprentice, Herbert,  an errand boy (grocers). They lived in a house with six rooms on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: S/453529

Military Unit: Army Service Corps then Durham Light Infantry

Theatre of War: Did not serve overseas, as stated on Medal Rolls Index Card

Medals Awarded: Ineligible for campaign medals

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

1921 Census

Address:  14 Victoria Street, Kimberley

Employment: Platform porter, Great Northern Railway, Kimberley

Household: boarding with Grainger family

1939 Register

Address: ‘Oakfield’, Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: gardener and an Auxiliary fireman

Household: living with ten other people at the Salvation Army Hostel, of which two were Salvation Army officers, one was a cook (but not the woman who later became his wife) five were retired and two were women of similar age to Sam Flower who were not in paid employment.

Other information

Sam Flower was a gardener before working as a platelayer forl the railways. (Not British Rail initially – firstly, he worked for GNR, which from 1923 became LNER, then British railways in 1948. He was a gardener again in 1939) He lived in Carlton when he got married. His wife Doris Lingard was a cook at The Salvation Army home on Bingham Road, Radcliffe.

His wife Doris Lingard was a cook at The Salvation Army home on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was a gardener before working as a platelayer for British Rail. Living in Carlton when he got married.

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.