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Ripley, Derbyshire
Parents: Louis Maddox and Eliza Ann Flint of "Kohanja" Clipstone Road, Mansfield. Family had also lived at Rock House, Pleasley Vale. His brothers also served: William (KIA 12/4/1918) and Louis Edward (awarded MC)
Educated Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham. Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1918, ROH: 'Flint, Lionel Herbert, Sherwood Foresters'
14 Oct 1915
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Rock House, Pleasley Vale.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted 22/01/1915. In France from 29/06/1915. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
His 2 brothers also served. William was killed on 12/04/1918 whilst serving with West Yorkshire Regiment, and Louis Edward served with the Sherwood Foresters and was awarded the MC. 'L Flint has been awarded the Military Cross for returning seven times under fire to rescue wounded men after a raid. Flint, whose brother Bert was killed early in the war, is one of the finest athletes ever turned out of Mundella, a fine footballer and an excellent bat at cricket. He is our first sports’ captain to be awarded the celebrated distinction. He is at present in a convalescent camp at Whitburn, near Sunderland.' (Source: Mundella Magazine, Easter 1917, 'Old Boys’ Column'). Louis survived the war and went on to be the Chairman of Mansfield Woodhouse Urban District Council.
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