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Frederick William was born in 1877 in Stourbridge and was the son of William a coal miner and Julia Smith née Palmer of 85 Bateman Gardens, Hyson Green Nottingham. His father William was born in 1853 in Glasshouse Worcestershire and his mother Julia Palmer was born in 1852 in Birmingham they were married in 1875 in Stourbridge and went on to have 6 children 1 sadly died in infancy, their surviving children were Frederick William b1877 Stourbridge, Clara Louisa b1880 Stourbridge, Harry b1883 Stourbridge, Ernest David b1886 Nottingham and Gertrude b1889 Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 85 Bateman Street, Hyson Green Nottingham and are shown as William 58 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Julia 59 yrs and their children Fred William 34 yrs a coal miner and Gertrude 22 yrs a lace mender, they state they have been married for 35 yrs and have had 6 children and five survive.
In 1911 a coal miner/lamp cleaner and on attesting a hosiery dyer.
14 Sep 1918
2911949 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry
Private Frederick William Smith attested on 7th December 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 39 yrs and 10 months his address as 85 Bateman Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham, his occupation was a hosiery dyer his next of kin was his father William of the same address. He was posted to the reserves the following day and mobilised for war on 25th March 1916 joining at Ripon barracks on 30th March 1916 and posted to the Royal Field Artillery with service number 13094. He landed in France on 12th December 1916 and was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry on 30th March 1918. He died of wounds on 14th September 1918
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