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Radford Nottingham
John Robert Frettingham was born in 1898 at Radford and was the son of Thomas a cycle hand and Emma Frettingham née Shelton of 85 Broomsgrove Street, Nottingham. His father Thomas was born in 1878 at Nottingham and his mother Emma Harriett Shelton was born in 1879 in Radford, they were married on 20th March 1897 at the Radford Parish Church and went on to have 9 children sadly 1 died in infancy, their children all born in Radford were John b1898, Mary b1901, Lizzie b1902, Ivy b1903, Sarah b1905, Joseph b1907 Violet b1909 and Amy b1911. In the 1911 census they lived at 2 Booth's Yard Bloomsgrove Street Radford Nottingham and are shown as Thomas 32 yrs a cycle hand, he is living with his wife Emma 32 yrs and their children John 13 yrs an grocers errand lad, Mary 10 yrs a scholar, Lizzie 9 yrs a scholar, Ivy 8 yrs a scholar, Sarah 6 yrs a scholar, Joseph 3yrs, Violet 2 yrs and Amy 2 months.
He was a grocer's errand boy in 1911.
05 Oct 1918
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Enlisted in Nottingham
4th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Private John Robert Frettingham, enlisted at Nottingham and initially served with the service number 28439 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He later transferred to the H.Q. Company Sniper Section, 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. He died in German hands on 5th October 1918, having been taken prisoner on 27th May 1918. He is buried at Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension Grave Reference: II E 3
His sole legatee was Emma [Frettingham], who received £43 3s 3d (credits, war gratuity) in January 1920 In memoriam published 6th October 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “FRETTINGHAM. – In loving memory of Pte. J. R. Frettingham, 1/4th Yorks., died in German hands October 5th, 1918, of 85 Broomsgrove-street, aged 22. We do not forget him, nor do we intend; we think of him daily, and will to the end; we mourn him in silence and sorrow unseen, and dwell on the memories of days that have been. – From heart-broken mother, father, sisters, brothers. “FRETTINGHAM. – In loving memory of Pte. J. R. Frettingham, 1/4th Yorks., died in German hands October 5th, 1918. With aching hearts we shook his hand, tears glistened in our eyes; we wished him luck, but never though it was his last good-bye. – From his loving sister Mary and brother Tom.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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