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Nottingham, Radford
He was born in 1894 the son of John Howard Rice and Hannah/Annie Rice nee James. His parents were married in the parish church, Nottingham, on 19 August 1893. At the time of the 1911 Census John and Hannah had been married for 18 years and had had eight children of whom only six were still living in 1911. Seven children were named on the census between 1901 and 1911; Charles, John Howard, William A. (b. 1899 d. 1903), Henry (Harry) b. 5 July 1902, Annie Elizabeth b. 6 February 1905, Ada b. 13 January 1908 and Maria b. 11 April 1909. With the exception of John who was born in Newark the children were born in Nottingham. When John enlisted in 1916 he gave the names of seven dependent children: Harry, Annie, Ada, and Maria and three children who were born after 1911; Albert Edward b. 12 October 1911 (d. 2 July 1918), Hiram b. 18 December 1913 and Elizabeth b. 20 May 1915. In 1901 John and Hannah were living with John's parents, Henry and Ann Rice, at 13 Canaan Street, Nottingham. John was employed as a basket maker. He and Hannah had three sons, Charles (6), John (4) and William (1). William died in 1903 aged 4 years. By 1911 John (36) and Hannah (34) were living at 21 Exchange Court, Mount Street, Nottingham, with their six surviving children Charles (16), John (13), Henry (8), Annie (5), Ada (3) and Maria (2). Charles married Elizabeth Price in 1914 (registered O/N/D, Nottingham; they lived at 14 Mount Court, Mount Street, Nottingham. Elizabeth married Arthur Mills in 1918 (registered A/M/J, Nottingham). John Rice senior enlisted in the army in July 1916, the year following his son's death, when he was 40 years old. He was living at 14 Mount Court, Mount Street, Nottingham. He was assigned to 533 Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps (Welsh), 266310 Private. The family later lived at 53 Coalpit Lane, Nottingham, the address on the death certificate for his son, Albert, who died at the age of 6 from influenza and bronchitis on 2 July 1918. However, when John was discharged from the army in January 1919 the family was living at 69 Henry Street, Sneinton.
In 1911 he was employed as a basket maker.
08 Sep 1915
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Leading Seaman
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
RNVR, Hood Bn, Royal Naval Division. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 31 August 1914 and transferred to the RNVR on 9 September 1914; Hood Bn. B/243 from 9 September 1914. He received a gunshot wound (right foot) on 6 May 1915 but rejoined Hood Bn. on 11 July 1915. He was promoted Leading Seaman by Lieutenant Commander A.M. Asquith on 6 September 1915. He died on 8 September 1915 in the 3rd (RN) Field Ambulance of a gunshot wound to the head. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
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