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  • Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Rotherham Yorkshire
Fred was the son of Charles and Emily Liversidge (née Thorpe also known as Foster). Both his parents were born in Kimberworth, Rotherham. Charles (20) and Emily (18) were married at Eastwood St Stephen, Rotherham, on 4 May 1879 (Liversidge/Thorpe). They had seven children, two of whom died in infancy. Six children have been traced on the census records; all were all born in Rotherham: Ernest b. 1879; Bertha b. 1880 d. 1881; Florence b. 1882 bap. Kimberworth St Thomas 9 June 1882; Fred b. 1888; Harriet b. 1891 and George b. 1894. The record of Ernest's birth gives his mother's maiden name as Thorpe, but as Foster on the records of three of his siblings. Two years after their marriage, Charles and Emily and their two children, Ernest (1) and Bertha (5m), were living with her parents Aaron and Mary Foster at 14 Ellen Street, Kimberworth. Charles, an inspector of wagons, and Emily were living in their own home on Ellen Street in 1891. They now had three children: Ernest (11), Florence (8) and Fred (3). The family was recorded at 22 Ellen Sreet in 1901. In the home on the night of the census were Charles, a wagon wheeler (wagon works), Emily, Florence a dressmaker, Fred, Harriet (9) and George (6) and a visitor, Emily's sister Agnes Foster (29) a domestic servant. The eldest son, Ernest, had married Edith Annie Thompson at Kimberworth St Thomas on 8 April 1900. Charles, a wagon repairer/builder, and Emily had moved to 236 Kimberworth Road, Rotherham, by 1911. In the home on the night of the census were Fred and George, who were also wagon repairer/builders, Harriet of no occupation and Charles Liversidge (6) who was Charles and Emily's grandson. Fred married Hannah Fitzjohn in 1916 (A/M/J Nottingham). There were no children of the marriage. His wife was born in Hope Newington, London, in 1878. In 1911 Hannah (32), a laundress, her widowed mother Sarah, sister Katie (26 b. Nottingham 1885 J/F/M), a laundress, and married sister Annie Steele (41 b. Hope Newington) were living at 224 Wiford Road, Nottingham. The CWGC record gives Hannah's address as 4, Burnaby Terrace, Kinglake Street, Nottingham [Meadows]. Hannah probably died in 1937. Fred's mother Emily probably died in 1919 (J/A/S Rotherham) and his father Charles in 1926.
In 1911 he was a wagon repairer/builder.
10 Oct 1918
32
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Residence Nottingham. Enlisted Sheffield
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Fred was killed in action on 10 October 1918. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France (Panel 7). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal CWGC - History of Vis-en-Artois Memorial (extract): 'This Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. They belonged to the forces of Great Britain and Ireland and South Africa; the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand forces being commemorated on other memorials to the missing.'
WMR 52846: Kimberworth St Thomas, South Yorkshire – Fred Liversidge CWGC: 'Son of Charles Liversidge, of Kimberworth Rd., Rotherham; husband of Hannah Liversidge, of 4, Burnaby Terrace, Kinglake St., Nottingham.' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: his widow Hannah was his sole legatee
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  • Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Fred Liversidge - Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)