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Frederick Dennison was born in 1894 in Arnold and was the son of George a coal miner and Amelia (Milly) Dennison née Mellors of Smithy Row, Church Street, Arnold. His father George was born in 1859 at Arnold, his mother Amelia Mellors was born in 1866 at Arnold, they were married in 1884 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they went on to have the following children, Ethel b1888, Frederick b1894, Hilda b1895, Beatrice b1899, Robert b1901, Betsy b1902 and Lucy b1907. In the 1911 Census the family are living at Smithy Row, Church Street, Arnold and are shown as George 52 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Amelia 45 yrs and their children, Frederick 17 yrs a gardener he is shown as being single and a market gardener, Hilda 16 yrs a lace mender, Beatrice 12 yrs a scholar, Robert 10 yrs a scholar, Betsy 9 yrs a scholar, and Lucy 4 yrs of age, also living with them is their newly married daughter Ethel Marshall 23 yrs a lace mender and her husband John Marshall 22 yrs a coal miner. Frederick married his wife Ethel Hough (born 1895) in 1913 their marriage was recorded in the Basford registration district, they lived at 6 Cross Street, Arnold and had two children, Hilda b1914 and Frederick b1915. Following his death his widow Ethel was awarded a pension of 25 shillings and 5 pence a week which commenced on 10th March 1919.
He was employed as a market gardener and then became a coal miner working at Gedling Collier
20 Aug 1918
69010 - CWGC Website
2/7th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private Frederick Dennison originally enlisted in May 1915 at Arnold into the Sherwood Foresters with number 3838 (which is an early number being pre 1916, when all numbers were changed to five and six figures in order to avoid confusion). The probability is that he served in France and Flanders with the Sherwood Foresters in 1917 he was gassed and came home. He recovered and returned to France in April 1918 and was transferred to the 2/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, During action near Merville the enemy heavily shelled the area with High Explosive and Gas which inflicted several (13) casualties. Unfortunately Fred was one of these casualties. He is buried at Tannay British cemetery, Thiennes, France
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