Project Description



Born 26th August 1890 at Shelton, Nottinghamshire

Married August 1st 1915 to Emily Townsend. Son Howard Blakeney, daughters Emily Adela and Marguerite.

Died 1958, living in Newark.

1891 Census

Age 7 months living in Shelton with father George, gardener, mother Harriett Kirkham (born in Radcliffe on Trent) and sisters Bertha 10 and Beatrice 4.

1901 Census

Age 10 living with his widowed father George, (a gardener), sister Beatrice 14 and brother Oswald 9 on Village Street, Cropwell Butler

1911 Census

Age 21 boarding in Axminster with Mr and Mrs Trim and employed as a gardener. Mr Trim is also a gardener.

Military Service

Rank: Private, then Corporal

Service Number: 127322

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery, 45th Anti-Aircraft Company

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed

Attested: 6.11.1915 Nottingham, to Army Reserve

Age 25. Address: Eastwood Cottages, Radcliffe on Trent. Height 5ft 9ins, weight 122lbs, chest 36 ins, range of expansion 3ins. Religion: Church of England.

2.11.16: Mobilized and posted to Royal Garrison Artillery Anti-Aircraft Company.

17.11.16: Posted to No. 4 Royal Garrison Artillery Anti-Aircraft Training Depot, Ripon, Gunner

29.11.16: Appointed Acting Bombardier

15.12.16: Posted to 31 Anti-Aircraft Company R.G.A., then 33 AA Company same date

23.2.17: Promoted Acting F. Bombardier

15.6.17: Promoted Acting Corporal

28.8.17: Posted to 45 AA Company, R.G.A., Acting Corporal

1.7.18: Granted Class 1 Proficiency pay, Cliffsend, Kent: Qualified as Gun Layer (sighting)

3.12.18: Attached to 484 Agricultural Company, Labour Corps

24.1.19: Demobilised. Medical category B1. Dispersed to civil employment

The numbered Anti-Aircraft Companies RGA (1 to about 60) were based in the UK. Some were in coast defences: 45 AA Company defended the harbour at Portland, Dorset. In June 1916 they had five 3in guns (the standard AA weapon).

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

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Victoria Street, Radcliffe on Trent.

Other information

Ran Nursery on Brickyard Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Son Howard Blakeney Scott killed 10.12.41 during WW2. Serving in Royal Navy on HMS Prince of Wales which was sunk by Japanese aircraft in South China Sea.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 35 Wellington Road, Newark, Notts.

Occupation: gardener

Household: living with his wife Emily

Died at The General Infirmary, Stafford on 7 January 1958. Effects £261.3s.10d to his widow Emily

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.