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14 Apr 1882
Fred Clifford was born on 14th April 1882 in Nottingham and was the son of John a lace maker and Elizabeth Clifford née Boon , of 81 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1854 in Barnstaple Devon and his mother Elizabeth Boon was born in 1854 in Chard Somerset, they were married in 1876 in Chard and went on to have the following children , Kate b1878 Chard , John Thomas b1880 Chard, Rosamond b1887, Nottingham, Fred b1882 Nottingham , Bertie b1885 Nottingham, Albert b1891 Nottingham and Dorothy b1897 Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 81 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham and are shown as John 57 yrs a lace maker he is living with his wife Elizabeth 57 yrs, and their children Kate 33 yrs , John Thomas 31 yrs a coach smith, Rosamond 24 yrs a machinist, Albert 20 yrs a warehouseman and Dorothy 14 yrs a scholar. Fred married his wife Flossie Bednall on 23rd February 1909 at Old Radford Church, Nottingham, they went on to have a daughter Norah born 27th July 1910 and they lived at 152 Harrington Drive, Lenton, Nottingham. In the 1911 census we find him and his family living at 31 Spalding Road, Nottingham and are shown as Fred 28 yrs a letter press printer , he is living with his wife Flossie 27 yrs and their daughter Norah 8 months. Following his death his widow Flossie was to receive a pension of 20 shillings and 5 pence a week commencing 28th July 1919 in respect of her and her daughter.
26 Jun 1918
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2/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Fred Clifford, enlisted on 9th December 1915 , he gave his age as 33 yrs and 8 months his address as 152 Harrington Drive, Lenton and his occupation as that of a letter press printer, his next of kin was his wife Flossie of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the following day and mobilised for war on 17th November 1916, he was posted and served with “B” Company, 2/5th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. He landed in France on 26th February 1917 and was posted missing in action on 21st March 1918, he had in fact been taken a taken prisoner on that date. He died of pneumonia as a prisoner of war on 26th June 1918. He is buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension.
In memoriam published 28th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CLIFFORD. – Pte. Fred Clifford, 2/5th Notts. and Derby, died June 26th, 1918, of pneumonia, while prisoner of war in Germany, aged 36 years. Sweet memories left behind. – Sorrowing wife and Norah, 152 Harrington-drive, Lenton. “CLIFFORD. – Died a prisoner of war Pte. F. Clifford, S.F., second son of J. and E. Clifford, 21 Ilkeston-road. – Sorrowing family.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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