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Frederick Carnill was born in 1891 in Nottingham and was the son of the late Frederick Thomas and Emily Carnill née Atkin. His father Frederick Thomas was born in 1862 in Ilkeston and his mother Emily Atkin was born in 1864 in Nottingham. They were married in 1882, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, and they went on to have 6 children all born in Nottingham, they were Harry b1883, Mabel b1890, Frederick b1891, Florence Emily b1893, George b1895 and Ada b1897. His father Frederick Thomas died in 1899 in Nottingham he was 37 yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 46 Ekowe Street, Nottingham and are shown as Emily Carnill 47 yrs head of the family a widow and hosiery mender, who is living with her children, Harry 28 yrs a baker, Mabel 20 yrs a hosiery machinist, Frederick 20 yrs a hose fitter, Florence Emily 18 yrs a seamless hand, George 16 yrs a labourer and Ada 14 yrs a lace drawer. His mother later remarried in 1917 and became Mrs. Emily Watterson and lived at 41, Egypt Road, New Basford, Nottingham.
27 May 1918
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Lance Corporal
1/6th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Frederick Carnill, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he was killed in action 27th May 1918. Reported missing, his death was confirmed on 11th March 1919. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial
Death notice published 11th March 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “CARNILL. – Reported missing May 27th, 1918, now reported killed in action on that date, Lce.-Cpl. Fred Carnhill, Northumberland Fusiliers, aged 27 years. We miss him most who loved him best. – From sorrowing mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters, 41 Egypt-road, New Basford, Nottm.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 27 May 1920: ‘Carnill. In loving memory of L.Cpl Frederick Carnill, killed in action May 27th, 1918. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. From mother, step-father, sisters, and brothers.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 27 May 1920: ‘Carnill. Token of love to brother Fred, killed in action May 27th, 1918. There’s gladness in remembering cherished memories. Sadly missed. Flo and Ernest.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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