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Ripley, Derbyshire
Lionel Herbert Flint was born in 1897 at Ripley he was the son of Louis Maddox an engineering draughtsman and Eliza Ann Flint née Payne of "Kohanja" Clipstone Road, Mansfield. Family had also lived at Rock House, Pleasley Vale. Louis Maddox was born in 1867 at Westminster, London, Eliza Ann Payne was born in 1866 at Ripley, they were married in 1892 their marriage was recorded in the Greenwich registration district, they had 5 children, sadly 1 died in infancy. In 1911 the family are living at 98 Arkwright Street, Nottingham, Louis is 44 yrs and an engineering draughtsman, he is living with his wife Eliza Ann 45 yrs and their 4 children, Louis Edward 16 yrs, Lionel Herbert 14 yrs William Maddox 12 yrs and John Francis 9 yrs all were born in Ripley.
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.
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Lionel Herbert Flint enlisted on 22nd January 1915, giving his age as 19 yrs and 7 months. Posted to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment he embarked from Southampton on 28th June 1915 disembarking the following day at Rouen. He was killed in action on 14th October 1915 having no known grave his name is 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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