Project Description

WILLIAM ROBERT FLOWER 1891–1938

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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 1920 to Sarah Wright. Son Reginald

Died September 1938, age 46

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

Age 19 living with father William, 49 a domestic chauffeur (to Dr Campbell) mother Agnes, 48, sisters Mary Ann, 26, a chemical packer (Boots), Olive, 21, a blouse machinist, Eleanor May, 8, at school and Marjorie Annie, 5, at school, and brothers Harold, 15, a butcher’s apprentice, Fred, 17, a nurseryman labourer, Herbert, 13, an errand boy (grocers) and Sam at school. They lived in a 6 roomed house on Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. He is employed as a bricklayer’s labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 242351

Military Unit: The Sherwood Foresters, 2/6th Battalion, B company on 26th September 1917

Theatre of War:  France and Flanders

26.9.17: Gunshot wound back left: flesh wound. To No 32 Casualty Clearing Station.

30.9.17: To No 6 Convalescent Camp.

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

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.