Biography of Private Henry Flatters (48708)
13th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
Formerly 49905 Notts and Derby
Died 15th November 1916

Soldier

  • Name: Henry Flatters
  • Date of birth: 1887
  • Place of Birth: Langtoft, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1887
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: John Thomas Flatters
  • DOB: 1836
  • Place of Birth: Barholm, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Labourer

Mother

  • Name: Sarah Ann Smitheringale
  • DOB: 14th July 1860
  • Place Of Birth: Barholm, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 29th September 1879 Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Mary Flatters, 1861, Langtoft (Half sister)
  • Ann Ruth Flatters, 1864, Langtoft (Half sister)
  • John Henry Flatters, 1868, Uffington (Half brother)
  • Isobella Flatters, 1881, Langtoft
  • Mary Flatters, 1883, Langtoft
  • Sarah Flatters, 1886, Langtoft
  • Henry Flatters, 1887, Langtoft
  • Charles Flatters, 1889, Langtoft
  • Tom Flatters, 1892, Langtoft
  • David Flatters, 1894, Langtoft (Died 1894) (Twin)
  • Jane Flatters, 1894, Langtoft (Twin)
  • Edwin Flatters, 1897, Langtoft
  • Ernest Joseph Flatters, 1898, Langtoft
  • David Flatters, 1900, Langtoft
  • Emma Flatters, 1902, Langtoft

Census

  • 1891: Henry is living with his parents in Langtoft, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Henry is living with his parents in Langtoft, Lincolnshire.
  • in Langtoft, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 23 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services

  • None found

Marriage

  • No marriage for Henry has been found and we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Harry Flatters, 48708, 13th Bn The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment was killed in action on 15th November 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Sarah A

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Langtoft, Roll of Honour in St Michael and All Angels Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Harry Flatters, 48708, 13th Bn., The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) who died on 15 November 1916 Age 27
  • Son Sarah A. flatters, of Langtoft, Peterborough, and the late J. T. F. Flatters.
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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