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21 Jul 1886
Falmouth, Cornwall
Frederick was the son of Thomas Henry Pitt Tregidgo & Sarah Jane Tregidgo, he was the husband of Mary Ann (née Bryan) Tregidgo whom he had married in the Newark Registration area in December 1915. She lived at South Muskam Nottinghamshire and had formerly resided on Tolney Lane in Newark. They had met whilst Fred was amongst thousands of Royal Engineers training near Newark.
29 Jul 1916
30
816964 - CWGC Website
86972
Coddington Nottinghamshire
Pioneer
82nd Field Coy Royal Engineers
He on enlistment in Falmouth , he gave his place of birth as Falmouth but was resident in Coddington He was killed near Bazentin- Le- Petit building strong points under fire in front of the village in darkness 200 yards from enemy trenches. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme. He is also commemorated on the WWI memorial in Falmouth
No 3 and 4 Sections of the 82nd Field Company RE, working under the 57th Brigade (19th Division) was engaged in vital work, building strong points in front of Bazentin le Petit village during the night of the 29th/30th July. The infantry assisting the section was withdrawn to prepare for an attack next day, but the sappers volunteered to go on under “a hellish storm of H.E. and machine gun fire”. Six were killed and nineteen of the forty were wounded – with three more killed at the same work on the next day. Before 82 FC left the area, Captn Butterworth marked the spot and wrote to the men’s families. He returned in 1917 with an engraved stone, incorporated with local bricks into a memorial 'To Nine Brave Men' at the Pozieres-Martinpuich crossroads, Bazetin-le-Petit, Somme. Source: The Muskhams, Little Carlton and Bathley in the Great War, Published 2014 by the Bathley History Society (Courtesy of Trevor Frecknall)
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