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Fred Munks was born in 1894 in Mansfield Woodhouse and was the son of William Lindley Munks a coal miner and Bertha Harrison Munks née Wood of 14 Seventh Ave, Forest Town Mansfield. His father William Lindley Munks was born in 1862 in Mansfield Wood house and his mother Bertha Harrison Wood was born in 1855 also in Mansfield Woodhouse, they were married in 1883 their marriage was registered in the Mansfield Registration District, they went on to have 5 children 1 sadly died in early childhood. Their surviving children were Edwin b1889, Elsie Phoebe b1889, Fred b1894 and William b1895 all the children were born in Mansfield Woodhouse. In the 1911 census his family are living at 14th Seventh Avenue, Forest Town Mansfield and are shown as William Lindley Munks 49 yrs a coal miner he is living with his wife Bertha Harrison Munks 56 yrs and their children , Elsie Phoebe 22 yrs no occupation listed, Fred 17 yrs a pony driver underground and William 16 yrs a pony driver underground.
He is a pony driver underground in the 1911 census.
10 Mar 1915
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2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private Fred Monks enlisted at Mansfield and initially served with service number 11582 in the Leicestershire Regiment later transferring to the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France on 23rd February 1915 and was killed in action on 10th March 1915. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
His brother Edwin Munks joined the Royal Navy when he was 18 yrs of age, he enlisted on 6th August 1907 and became a stoker, his first ship was HMS Acheron, he purchased his discharged from the Royal Navy on 13th March 1909 whilst serving on HMS Cochrane. Following the outbreak of war he enlisted on 29th August 1914 at Mansfield, he gave his age as 24 yrs and 217 days he gave his occupation as collier and his next of kin as Bertha his wife. He was posted to the 7th battalion Leicestershire Regiment and on 29th July 1915 he landed in France. He was wounded in action on 24th May 1916 a bullet wound to his back and was admitted to the 49th Field Ambulance later transferring to the 19th Casualty Clearing Station. He died from his wounds on 29th May 1916 and is buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery extension grave reference I.C.6
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