WILLIAM ROBERT FLOWER 1891–1938
Photograph by kind permission of family
Brother of George, Harold, Herbert, Fred and Sam
Born 1891 in Holme Pierrepont, Notts.
Baptised 16th October 1891 at St Edmund’s Church, Holme Pierrepont
Married in 11 October 1920 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe to Sarah Wright. Son Reginald born 1923, Bingham District
Died September 1938, age 46
Buried in Radcliffe Cemetery, grave reference B85, no headstone
Age 9 living with father William, a groom (domestic) at Holme Pierrepont Hall, born in Radcliffe on Trent, and mother Agnes, born in Cartmel, Lancs., sisters Mary Ann 16 and Olive 11, brothers George, 13 a farm boy, Fred 7, Harold 5, Herbert 3 and Sam 1. They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age nineteen living with father William, a domestic chauffeur (to Dr Campbell) mother Agnes, sisters Mary Ann, a chemical packer (Boots), Olive, a blouse machinist, Eleanor May, eight, at school and Marjorie Annie, five, at school, brothers Harold, a butcher’s apprentice, Fred, a nurseryman labourer, Herbert, an errand boy (grocers) and Sam at school. They lived in a house with six rooms on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.
Service Number: 242351
Military Unit: 8th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, previously 2/6th Battalion, B company
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
26.9.17: Gunshot wound back left: flesh wound. To No 32 Casualty Clearing Station. Brandhoek, nr Ypres in 2/6th Battalion, B Company
30.9.17: To No 6 Convalescent Camp, Etaples
At this date he had been 6 months with the Field Force
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Main Road, Radcliffe
Employment: Labourer, Great Northern Railway
Household: wife Sarah, and father in law John Wright, Carter.
1922 Electoral Register
Address: Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.