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  • Additional commemorative stone with Green family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
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Lenton
Frederick was born in 1884 in Lenton and the son of William Shrewsbury a lace maker and professional cricketer and Emma Shrewsbury née Walker. His father William was born in Lenton in 1855 and his mother was born in 1855 in Nottingham, they were married in Nottingham in 1873 and went on to have the following children all of whom were born in Lenton Arthur b1875, William b1880, Hebert b1882, Fred b1884, Flora b1886, George Edward b1887, Jos b1891, Mable b1893. His mother Emma died age 50 yrs in 1905 in Nottingham. In the 1911 census , his father William is living at the village of Fiskerton, Nottinghamshire he is shown as a widower 56 yrs a professional cricketer, he is living with his two unmarried daughters Flora 25 yrs and Mable 18 yrs . Frederick was the husband of Eleanor Maud (née Bonnett) Shrewsbury whom he married in 1905 in Nottingham. In 1911 census they are shown living at 21 Broadholme Street Lenton Boulevard Nottingham. They went on to have a son William Edward Shrewsbury born 3rd April 1912 in Nottingham . At the time of his death his family were living at 19 Midland Avenue, New Lenton, Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a fish salesman employed by Messrs Goddard and Sons
20 Aug 1918
35
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Driver
C Bty 86th Bde Royal Field Artillery
Driver Frederick Shrewsbury, enlisted at Nottingham and served with “C” Battery, 86th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, he died from gas poisoning at 5 General Hospital at Rouen on 20th August 1918. He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France grave reference R.11.L.14
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 26 August 1918: Shrewsbury. Died of shell gas poisoning in hospital, August 20th, Fred Shrewsbury and late of Messrs Goddard and Sons; wife and child. Death notices published 26th August 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHREWSBURY. – Died of shell gas poisoning in hospital August 20th, Fred Shrewsbury, the devoted husband of Maud Shrewsbury, and late of Messrs. Goddard and Sons. Deeply mourned. – Wife and child. “SHREWSBURY. – Died of shell gas poisoning in hospital, August 20th. Ever in our thoughts. – Sorrowing father and mother-in-law and family.” In memoriam published 20th August 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SHREWSBURY. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Frederick, died in France, August 20th, 1918. A loss too great to be forgotten. – Sorrowing wife and child. “SHREWSBURY. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Dvr. F. Shrewsbury, R.F.A., who died in France from gas poisoning August 20th, 1918. Fondly remembered. – Joe and Eliza.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Inscription on additional stone with family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton: (Florence and Edward Green) Frederick [Shrewsbury], the beloved husband of Maud Shrewsbury who died August 20th (sic) 1918 on active service, aged 35 years. ‘Until the shadows flee away.’
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  • Additional commemorative stone with Green family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Frederick Shrewsbury - Additional commemorative stone with Green family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Additional commemorative stone with Green family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Frederick Shrewsbury - Additional commemorative stone with Green family grave, Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand