|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||120 & 256637|
Photo Courtesy Alice Minkley
Born in 1883 at Swinderby Horace was living with his grandparents Thomas and Jane Minkley in 1891. He moved to Derbyshire and married Lily Nash in 1908. They lived in Fritchley and Horace worked on the railway.
He was home-based with the Foresters and was posted overseas when with the Royal Enginers. In the medal records he is ranked as "Sapper" but on the 1920 Crich Roll of Honour he is "Corporal". He was the only Crich serviceman to receive the rarest of the campaign medals, the Territorial Force War Medal.
Photo courtesy Alice Minkley
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and Territorial Force War Medals.
1891: Woodmans House, Norton Wood, Sleaford
|Annis Eleanor||Minkley||daughter||8||Norton Disney|
RG12 piece 2712 folio 46 page 1
1901: Gamstone, Notts
|Horace J||Minkley||servant||17||Carter on farm||Swinderby|
RG13 piece 3162 folio 6 page 1
1911: Gamstone, Notts
|Horace James||Minkley||Head||27||Railway platelayer||Swinderby, Lincs|
|Horace Stanley||Minkley||son||11 mo||Crich|
RG14PN20983 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED12 SN195
1918 Voters List
Horace Minkley, Crich Carr, absent on military service.
1939 Register: Robin Hood, Whatstandwell
Horace J Minkley b.17 December 1883; sub ganger railway maintenance staff
Eleanor L Minkley b.3 July 1882
Horace S Minkley b.14 April 1910, labourer railway maintenance staff
three closed records