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Frederick Blacknell was born in 1886 at Nottingham and was the son of John and Ann Blacknell née Gilbert, of 5 Plimsoll Street, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1857 at Calverton, his mother Ann Gilbert had been born in Nottingham in 1858 his father died in 1904 in Nottingham he was 47 yrs old, they were married om 3rd June 1879 at Calverton, They went on to have 13 children , however 5 of them died in infancy or early childhood prior to 1911, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were: Charles b1880, William b1881, Ernest b1883, Charlotte b1885, Frederick b1886, Jenny b1887, Clara b1890 and George b1896. In the 1911 census he and his family are living at 2 Plimsoll Street, Hyson Green and are shown as Ann 53 yrs a widow , she is living with 4 of her children , Fred 25yrs a lace operative, Jenny 24 yrs a lace operative, Clara 21 yrs a lace operative and George 15 yrs a pony driver in a coal mine.
He was a lace operative.
26 Oct 1917
845128 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Lance Corporal Frederick Blacknell enlisted at Nottingham, he served with the 1/5th battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 26th October 1917 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
His brother Private William Henry Blacknell, served with the 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, He was killed in action on 10th April 1917 and he is buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines.
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