Stanley Flint (1900–1976)


Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)


Photos courtesy Douglas Flint (with thanks to Graham Flint)

Stanley Flint in WW1

Stanley with KOYLI cap

Stanley was born on 18 October 1900, the son of Thomas and Harriet Flint. His father worked at Lea Mills, as did Stanley, who was employed in the warehouse ‘papering’. He joined the services on 9th November 1918 aged eighteen, only two days before the Armistice. He was the last of the employees to be recruited and an application was in place for his return to the Mill on 28th August 1919. He married Gladys Vallance in 1925.

Stanley Flint in WW1

Stanley with shoulder flashes of Sherwood Foresters

The top photograph shows Stanley Flint wearing the cap badge of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), while the second, a studio portrait, shows him wearing the shoulder title of the Sherwood Foresters . Perhaps he was initially attached to the 8th Training Reserve Battalion, which had previously been the 11th (Training) Battalion of the KOYLI until September 1916. In theory, if this was the case, the men in the photograph should have been wearing the cap badge of the Training Reserve Battalion, though it isn't beyond the realm of possibility that the men still wore the cap badge of the battalion's parent regiment.

Stanley Flint with KOYLI men

Stanley (back row extreme left) with KOYLI soldiers

Stanley Flint and family c 1929

Stanley Flint, with his wife, Gladys Norah (née Vallance),
and their son, Douglas Flint.
Taken circa 1929


1901: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Flint Head 32 Hosiery warehouse man Crich
Harriet Flint wife 27   Wirksworth
Constance Flint daughter 2   Crich
Stanley Flint son 5 mo   Crich

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1911: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Flint Head 42 Hosiery warehouse man Wakebridge
Harriet Flint wife 38   Steeple Grange
Constance Flint daughter 11 School Whatstandwell
Stanley Flint son 10 School Whatstandwell
Horace Flint son 8   Whatstandwell
Allen Flint son 7   Whatstandwell
Cecilia Flint daughter 6   Whatstandwell

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1939 Register: Rock Villas, Whatstandwell
Thomas Flint b.29 July 1868; hosiery packer retired
Harriet Flint b.2 December 1873
Stanley Flint 18 October 1900; council roadman general
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