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Aston, Birmingham
Frank was born in 1895 in Aston, Birmingham and was the son of John a window cleaner and his wife Eva Maria. His father John was born in Witham on the Hill, Lincs in 1854 and his mother Eva Marie was born in Birmingham in 1860. They were married in 1881 in Aston, Birmingham and lived in Birmingham, they had 8 children who were all born in the Birmingham area, they were Maud May b1883,John b1884,Frank b1885, Clara Mabel 1886 , Susan Elaine b1888, George b1889 Frederick b1895 Arthur Charles b1896 , George b1889 and Frank. We first come across the family in the 1891 cencus when they are living at 16 Smallbrook St, Birmingham. At this time John is an hotel manager. Between 1891 and 1901 the family moved to Nottingham as we next find them living at 25 Woolmer Road, Nottingham. John is by now a bus driver. Finally, in the 1911 census the family are living at 11 Woodland Road, West Bridgford. John is now a window cleaner and his son Frank who is now 26 years of age and single is also a window cleaner. It would appear that John and Eva emigrated to the United States of America as the CWGC record shows them as "Son of John and Eva Buttress, of Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo, New York, U.S.A. Born at Birmingham." John died in America on 11 November 1916. His father John died on 11th November 1916, whilst living in New York (see obituary below)
14 Mar 1914
283660 - CWGC Website
Enlisted South Shields
25th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Frederick Buttress, enlisted at South Shields and served with 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 14th March 1917 and is buried in Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras (grave reference III G).
CWGC headstone, personal inscription: 'And his name liveth for evermore' 'In Memoriam' notice published in the Nottingham Evening Post, 19th November 1917:- “BUTTRESS. – In affectionate remembrance of John, dearly beloved husband of Eva Buttress, Tuxedo Park, New York, U.S.A., who passed away November 11th, 1916; also Frederick, our dear son, who fell in action at Arras, March 13th, 1917. American papers please copy.” Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post 13th March 1918 :- “BUTTRESS. – In affectionate remembrance of our dear Frederick, the dearly beloved son of Mrs. and the late Mr. John Buttress, of Tuxedo, New York, U.S.A., who fell in action at Arras, March 13th, 1917, aged 22. The great sacrifice.” Above obituaries courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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