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He was the son of Thomas and Sarah Stacey and the brother of Mary Ann, Albert, Ada and Thomas Henry Stacey. In 1901 they lived at 73 St Matthias Road and later 11 Dennett Street (both Nottingham).
He was a carpenter upon enlistment who provided three references. The first from William Davis of 34 Rick Street Nottingham 'Handcart, Fishbarrow and Commercial Barrow Proprietor, General Dealer' read 'I have known Frederick Stacey for several years and know him to be a steady, honest first class reliable workman'. The second from C Estill Norris Rutland Street Nottingham noted 'Frederick Stacey was employed by me for several years as wheelwright and carpenter. He was always an intelligent and good workman and bears an excellent character.' The third from Stareys and Wooleys of Lower Parliament Street and The Ropewalk in Nottingham, who hand-built Austin car bodies, asserted 'Frederick Stacey has been in our employ for several years as a motor body builder. We have always found him to be honest, reliable and a first class workman in every respect.' (Stacey's Army Service Record ASR)
04 Apr 1917
315365 - CWGC Website
11 Dennett Street Nottingham
Lance Corporal
83rd Field Coy Royal Engineers
He enlisted at Nottingham 30/1/1915 standing 5' 7" and weighing 135 lbs. He was promoted lance corporal 7/7/1916. He was twice confined to barracks (CB). 27/8/1915 he received 7 days for overstaying a pass for almost 24 hours and 3 days 15/12/1915 'when on active service absent off the public works when found in huts at 11.45am' (ASR). Killed in action on 4th April 1917 he is buried Metz en Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension (Grave Reference: III.F.13)
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 12 April 1917: STACEY. Killed in action April 4th, Sapper Frederick Stacey, Royal Engineers, youngest son of Thomas and SA Stacey, 11 Dennett Street, (third time in France.) In memoriam published 4th April 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “STACEY. – In fond remembrance of Frederick Stacey, R.E., killed in action April 4th, 1917. Dearly loved and sadly missed by mother, father, brothers, and sisters. “STACEY. – In loving memory of Sapper Fredk. Stacey, R.E., killed in action April 4th, 1917. Ever remembered. – Fiancée Ethel (in France). Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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