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 Flint in Ww1

Bert was the son of Samuel and Emma Flint, born in 1895 in Crich Carr; he was a gritstone quarryman. Mobilised in May 1917 into the Sherwood Foresters before being posted into the Household Cavalry. Later he was transferred into the Royal Garrison Artillery. He suffered gas poisoning in 1918 and was hospitalised at Calais. Jan 1919 found him in Frodsham military hospital, Cheshire, where he was discharged, ‘sick and wounded’. He married Mary E Byard in 1923 and lived at Thurlow Booth, Whatstandwell.

Joseph Bertram Flint

After the war he was captain of the successful 1923 Whatstandwell Football Club.

Whatstandwell Football Club 1923

Medal Index Record
Awarded the Victory and British War medals; Gunner in the RGA.

Army Record
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

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


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

1939 Register: Thirlow Booth, Whatstandwell
Joseph B Flint b.21 March 1895; gritstone quarry man, dresser, heavy work
Mary Flint b.29 September 1894