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Anscombe Stewart Freshney was born in 1895 at Newark and was the son of the late Alfred Henry a tailors pressor and Amy Anscombe Freshney née Crouter of 45 Balderton Gate, Newark. His father Alfred Henry was born in 1864 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire, he died in 1912 at Newark aged 48 yrs his mother Amy Anscombe Crouter was born in 1868 at Peterborough, they were married in 1889 at Spilsby, they went on to have the following children, John Alfred Major b1890 Skegness Cyril Crouter b1894 Halton, Lancashire, and Anscombe Stewart b1895 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are residing at 48 Carter Gate Newark and are shown as Alfred Henry Freshney 47 yrs a tailors pressor, he is living with his wife Amy Anscombe 43 yrs and their children, Cyril Crouter 17 yrs a pawn brokers assistant and Stewart Anscombe 16 yrs a factory clerk. His mother re married in 1915 at Newark to Ernest Bullimore and became Amy Bullimore of 45, Baldertongate, Newark.
He was a factory clerk
09 Aug 1918
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Tank Corps
Private Anscombe Stewart Freshney enlisted in Newark and served initially with the service number 64933 in the Royal Scots Regiment. He later transferred to the 15th battalion Tank Corps. He was killed in action on 9th August 1918 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France.
His brother John Alfred Major Freshney also served during the Great War, he served as a Lance Corporal in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, he landed in France on 9th March 1915 , he survived the war and was discharged on 20th June 1919. Article published 6th September 1919 in the Newark Herald :- Son of Mrs Amy Bullimore, 45 Baldertongate, Newark. Employed at Messrs. W. Mumby and Co., Osmondthorpe Works, prior to enlisting in the Royal Scots in 1916. Invalided home with trench fever, recovered and transferred to the Tank Corps. One month after returning to France, he was posted missing on August 8th, presumed dead in September 1919.
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