Raymond was born on 14th July 1890. He appears not to have immediately entered the family business. In 1911 he was lodging with Mr. & Mrs. Van der Vord at No. 6, Perryn Road, Acton, London, when he was described as an apprentice motor engineer, repairing motor vehicles.
Raymond joined the Army Service Corps in World War One and whilst 2nd Lieut., was awarded his aviator’s certificate (number 1342) in a Maurice Farman Biplane, at the British Flying School, Le Crotoy, France, on 3rd June, 1915.
‘Clavering‘, Ashby Road, Loughborough
On 3rd June 1939, at St. Peter’s Church, Loughborough, he married Nancy Victoria Eyears (1910-2004) the daughter of the late Daniel Eyears (1868-1910) and Florence Brough (1885-). At the time of their marriage Raymond was living at ‘Clavering’, Ashby Road, Loughborough and Nancy in Victoria Road, Great Yarmouth. The couple subsequently moved to Derby and lived in Derwent House, ‘Duffield Road‘, Derby. Raymond died in the Derby Royal Infirmary on 30th September 1954 and buried at Loughborough Cemetery, Leicester Road on 4th October. He left an estate valued at £2,230 1s. 1d.
Nancy Victoria Eyears was born on 3rd December 1910 in Stanmore, Middlesex and died in May 2004 in Norwich, aged 93 and buried on 24th May at Loughborough Cemetery, next to her husband.