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Frederick Tyers was born in 1892 at Newark and was the twin brother of Arthur Tyers both were sons of Frederick Tyers a maltsters labourer and Martha Jane Tyers née Roe of 5 Barnby Cottages, Newark. His father was born in 1864 in Uppingham and his mother Martha Jane Roe was born in 1870 at Carlton-Le-Moreland, Lincolnshire, they were married on 25th December 1889 at Winthopre and went on to have 12 children, sadly two were to die in infancy or early childhood their children were, Lily b1891, twins Arthur and Frederick b1892, Bertha b1897, Gladys May b1900, Annie b1902, Alice b1904, Evaline b1908, Ernest b1910, Elsie b&d 1912 and Edward b1912 all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 5 Bridge Cottages, Barnby Road, Newark and are shown as Frederick 47 yrs a maltsters labourer, he is living with his wife Martha Jane 40 yrs and their children, Lily 20 yrs a tailors machinist, Bertha 14 yrs assisting in housework, Gladys May 11 yrs scholar, Annie 9 yrs scholar, Alice 7 yrs scholar, Evaline 3 yrs and Ernest 1 year of age
He was a gardener upon enlistment
24 Sep 1918
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5th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Corporal Frederick Tyers enlisted on 27th February 1911 at Newark, he was 18 yrs and 3 months of age and was a gardener enlisting for 12 yrs service 7 years with the colours and 5 years with the reserves. He was posted to the Leicestershire Regiment and embarked from Folkstone on 9th September 1914 and served in France , after the battle of the Aisne he got appendicitis and returned to England on 12th November 1914 and spent 8 months in hospital. On 5th June 1916 he was promoted Lance Corporal and returned to France on 9th February 1918. He was killed in action on 24th September 1918 and is buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, grave reference IV.H.8
His brother Sergeant Arthur Tyers enlisted on 17th June 1909 at Southwell whilst residing at Newark, he gave his age as 18 yrs and stated he was a porter, he enlisted for 12 yrs service 7 with the colours and 5 with the reserves. He was posted to the 1st battalion Leicestershire Regiment, he was promoted to Lance Corporal on 15th December 1910. . He embarked from England on 8th September 1914 with his battalion, landing at St Nazaire on the 10th September. He was promoted to Sergeant on 15th September 1916 and awarded the Military Medal on 16th September 1916 . Whilst serving with 'D' Company, 1st battalion Leicestershire Regiment he was killed in action on 23rd July 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Article published 6th November 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Fredrick & Martha Jane Tyers, Bridge Cottages, Barnby Road, Newark. Educated at Christ Church School and subsquently was gardener for the late Mrs Bishop, The Elms. He enlisted in the Sherwoods in February 1911 and at the outbreak of war was stationed in Ireland. He proceeded to France the same day as his brother, Sept. 16th, 1914. He was on the fighting on the Aisne and was taken to Armentieres Hospital sufferring from appendicitus. After eight months in hospital he was sent to Partington to the 3rd Leicesters and part of his time was spent instructing a Corps of Drums at Easington Camp, for which he received the praise of the adjutant. He was sent out to France again in Feb. 1918 and was killed just at the time he was to be sent home for a commission. He was found at the head of his section, all lying with fixed bayonets, facing the enemy. Twin brother of Arthur Tyers, killed 1917.
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