WW1 - Louis Edward Flint MC

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Sherwood Foresters - Cricket - Mansfield Woodhouse


Louis Edward Flint MC. Louis was a decorated officer of the first World War being awarded the Military Cross.

He was born on 10.1.1895 at 32 Bridle Lane, Ripley, Derbyshire,

In 1911 at the age of 16 he was living at 98 Arkwright Street, Nottingham with his parents and three brothers, Lionel Herbert aged 14,William Maddox aged 12, John Francis aged 9.

In WW1 he served with the Nottingham and Derbyshire Sherwood Foresters and was awarded the Military Cross [listed in the London Gazette January 1917].

He played for Derbyshire Cricket Club in 1919 & 1920 'Flint was a right-arm medium-fast bowler who took 8 wickets in total at an average of 36.37 and a best performance of 3-30. He was a left-handed batsman,' [source Wikepdeia]

At  a date unknown he became Chairman of the Mansfield Woodhouse Urban District Council.

Louis Edward Flint died at Kings Mill Hospital 3rd April 1958

When Louis died his family left his Regimental Sword to the Mansfield Branch of the Sherwood Foresters (now the WFRA). the which has always been presented to the branch President for his term of office.

We would be interested to learn more about Louis Edward Flint, and where we may discover any photographs of him

Neil Davidson
Chairman Mansfield Branch WFRA


This page was added on 13/04/2013.
Comments about this page

Mr Louis Edward Flint was chairman of Mansfield Woodhouse Urban District Council from 1942 to 1943.

By ann sewell
On 25/02/2015

Many thanks for that information Ann, do you know if there is a photograph of him wearing his chains of office? The Mansfield Branch of the Regimental Association presented his Sword to Mansfield Council 2 years ago together with a pen portrait of him, unfortunately we were unable to obtain a photograph of him in uniform or as a Councillor. 

By Neil Davidson
On 14/07/2016