Joseph Bertram (Bert) Flint (1895–1959)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regt) 85394  
Household Cavalry 4183 2nd Life Guards
Royal Garrison Artillery 197773 544 Siege Battery

Photo courtesy Mrs E Gratton

Joseph Bertram Flint

1918 Voters List, Crich
Joseph Bertram Flint, Crich Carr; absent on military service


Bert was the son of Samuel and Emma Flint, born in about 1895 in Crich Carr. He attested in November 1915, a gritstone quarryman, and was mobilised in May 1917 when he joined the Household Cavalry. In July 1918 he suffered gas poisoning and was admitted to the Military Hospital in Calais. January 1919 found him in the Military Hospital at Frodsham, Cheshire and he was discharged from the army “sick and wounded” in March 1919. After the war he was captain of the successful 1923 Whatstandwell Football Club.

Whatstandwell Football Club 1923

Medal Roll Index Cards
Bert was awarded the Victory and British War medals; Gunner in the RGA.

Army Record
Bert attested at Derby on 20 November 1915, aged 20 years 8 months, a single labourer. His address was Crich Carr, Whatstandwell. He was 5ft 11in tall, weighing 154lb. His next of kin was his father Samuel Richard Flint. Forename to be used, Bert

On enlistment Sherwood Foresters 85394 transferred to 2 Life Guards 4183
20/11/15 Attested
02/05/17 Mobilized
04/05/17 Posted Household Cavalry
01/07/18 Gas poisoning, General Hospital Calais
25/01/19 Military Hospital Frodsham, Cheshire
05/03/19 Sick & wounded

1939 Register: Thirlow Booth, Whatstandwell
Joseph B Flint b.21 March1895; gritstone quarry man, dresser, heavy work
Mary Flint b.29 September 1894

Joseph B Flint married Mary E Byard in 1923


1901: Crich Carr

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel R Flint Head 34 Gritstone quarryman Wakebridge
Emma E Flint wife 32   Darley Abbey
Sarah E Flint daughter 9   Crich Carr
Joseph B Flint son 6   Crich Carr
Alice S Flint daughter 4   Crich Carr
John F Flint son 2   Crich Carr

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1911: Coddington, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Richard Flint Head 44 Gritstone quarryman Wakebridge
Emma Elizabeth Flint wife 42   Darley Abbey
Sarah Elizabeth Flint daughter 19 Hosiery spinner Crich Carr
Joseph Bertram Flint son 16 Gritstone quarryman Crich Carr
Alice Shipley Flint daughter 14 Sewing machinist Lea Mills Crich Carr
John Francis Flint son 12   Crich Carr
Annie Flint daughter 7   Crich Carr
Agnes Hilda Flint daughter 3   Crich
Clifford Harold Flint son 1   Crich

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His brother in law George William Pask is also on the Roll of Honour.