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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking hid grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Hartshill, Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Frederick James Measures was the son of Arthur James Measures and Annie Elizabeth Foster who married in Atherstone, Warwickshire in 1896. Their children included: Frederick James (b.1897), Alexander John F. (b.1899) and Sidney Baden (b.1900). His father had previously married Fanny Elizabeth Brown at Melton Mowbray in 1892 but she had died aged 26 giving birth at Harlaxton to their only son, Arthur James (b.1892). The Measures family lived at: 38 Pool Bank Street, Nuneaton [C.1911]; Vernon Cottage, Albert Avenue, Bobbers Mill [C.1911]. However soon after moving to Nottingham Annie Elizabeth Measures died, aged 29, in 1901. Arthur James Measures now married Sarah Leadenham at Nottingham in 1904. They had a further five children: Charles Cyril (b.1904), Sarah (b.1906), Doris (b.1908), Clarice (b.1910) and William Edward (b.1916). The final address we have for the Measures family is 44 Whitemoor Road, Bobbers Mill [n.e.p.23.11.1916 & Army records/1917]. Arthur James Measures, a leather dresser, died at Nottingham, aged 75, in 1945. His third wife, Sarah, outlived him, dying at Nottingham in 1959, aged 80.
Leather dresser (Army Records 1914)
27 Oct 1916
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266105 - CWGC Website
4931
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted at Nottingham on 13 August 1914; sent to France on 13 May 1915; killed in action; buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
His brother Bombardier Arthur James Measures, “A” Battery, 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his bravery 25th-26th September 1915. This news, accompanying his photograph, was published on 5th May 1916. His official citation reads: “Acting Bombardier A. J. Measures, “A” Bty., 52nd Bde., R.F.A. “For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. Bombardier Measures, in company with the Forward Observation Officer, operated the telephone under very heavy shell and rifle fire, being the whole time exposed on the top of the dump, where it was necessary to remain for observation purposes.” 'London Gazette,' 11th March 1916.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking hid grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Frederick James Measures - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking hid grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Photograph of Arthur James Measures (brother of Frederick) was published on 5th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post following the award of his Distinguished Conduct Medal, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur James Measures - Photograph of Arthur James Measures (brother of Frederick) was published on 5th May 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post following the award of his Distinguished Conduct Medal, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918