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Frederick was born in 1896 in Nottingham and was the son of Henry a superintendent relieving officer and Mary Elizabeth Carnell née Wright His father Henry was born in 1865 in Radcliffe on Trent, his mother Mary Elizabeth Wright had been born in 1867 in Eaton, they were married in 1895 in Nottingham and went on to have four children all born in Nottingham Frederick Harry Wright b1896 , John Cecil b1897, Harold b1900 and Mabel Annie b1901. His mother Mary died in Nottingham in 1906 she was aged 39 yrs. His father re married later in 1906 , to Ada Fenella Burrows b1866 in Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 9 Arthur Street, Waverley St, Nottingham and are shown as Henry 46 yrs a superintendent relieving officer, he is living with his wife Ada Fenella 44 yrs and their children Fred H 15 yrs, John Cecil 14 yrs , Harold 12 yrs and Mabel Annie 10 yrs all scholars. Fredericks probate was proven on 29th August 1919 in Nottingham and shows him as Frederick Henry Wright Carnell of 9 Arthur Street, Nottingham, Captain in HM Army, died 9th May 1918 in France, his effects of £1269 0 shillings 6 pence were left to Henry Carnell superintendent relieving officer.
Member of the congregation of All Saints Church, Raleigh Street, Nottingham. Attended High Pavement School. Member of University College Nottingham OTC.
09 May 1918
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Captain
  • MC MC Military Cross
9th Bn The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Captain Frederick Harry Wright Carnell was a Gallipoli veteran, having landed on the Peninsular on 8th December 1915. He was wounded in the action for which he was awarded the Military Cross (All Saints Church News, Jan 1917). Later awarded a bar to the MC (ASCN Dec 1917). Buried Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extenstion (grave ref III.C.9) 'London Gazette,' 14th November 1916 announcement re his award of the Military Cross “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company. Although wounded, he remained with, his men until the action had died down and he had thoroughly reorganised his company. It was through his energy that the first concrete house in a village was captured. Above courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Notice of the award of the MC was reported in All Saints Church News, January 1918, and the award of the Bar to MC in December 1917. War obituary, All Saints Church News, June 1918: 'Frederick Carnel, 9 Arthur Street, Captain West Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action May 9th 1918, aged 21. One of our most distinguished soldiers holding the Military Cross and Bar. He was a communicant at our church.' Article published 9th October 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WOUNDED. “LIEUT. F. H. W. CARNELL. “Second-Lieutenant F. H. W. Carnell, West Yorkshire Regiment, wounded on September 20th, is the son of Mr. H. Carnell, superintendent relieving officer in Nottingham. At the outbreak of war he was a student at University College and joined the O.T.C. After obtaining his commission he went to the Dardanelles and subsequently to France. He is in his twentieth year.” Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th March 1918 :- “HONOUR FOR A NOTTINGHAM OFFICER. “Captain F. H. W. Carnell, M.C. (November, 1916), West Yorks. Regiment, has been awarded the Bar to the Military Cross. His home is at 9, Arthur-street, Nottingham, his father being superintendent relieving officer in Nottingham. “When in command of his company, although wounded, he remained with his men until the action had died down and he had thoroughly reorganised his company. It was through his energy that the first concrete house in a village was captured. Prior to enlistment Captain Carnell was a student of medicine at the Notts. University College.” Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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