WW1 - Louis Edward Flint MC
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
Chairman Mansfield Branch WFRA