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  • Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
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Basford Nottingham
Fred was the son of Theophilus and Fanny Jane Pendleton (née Kirk). His father Theophilus Pendleton was born in Basford in 1861 and his mother Fanny Jane Kirk was also born in Basford in 1861. They were married at Basford St Leodegarius on 17 September 1881 and had seven children, five of whom survived infancy or childhood. Six children were named on the census between 1891 and 1901: Elizabeth birth registered 1882 (J/F/M), Walter birth registered 1883 (J/F/M), Theophilus b. 1890 d. 1891, Fanny b. 1893, Lily b. 1897 and Fred birth registered 1899 (J/F/M). All the children were born in Basford. In 1891 Theophilus, a lace bleacher, and Fanny, a hosier ironer (hospital), were living in Arnold Yard, Rosebury Street, Basford, with their children Elizabeth (9), Walter (8) and Theophilus (under one year) who died later that year. By 1901 Theophilus, a hawker (general), and Fanny with their children Elizabeth occupation lace dressing, Walter a basket maker, Fanny (8), Lily (3) and Frederick (2), were living at 2 Wilton Terrace, Wilton Street, Old Basford, which was to be their home until at least 1919. By 1911 Theophilus was working as a greengrocer (own account). Only Fanny, a blouse hand and Fred were still at home with their parents. Elizabeth was a cook at the Sanatorium, Hucknall Road, Old Basford. Walter had married Ethel Hudson in 1906 and they were living on Hawksley Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham, with their daughter Louise Evelyn (1); he was now working as a dyer's labourer. Lily was a general domestic servant in the household of Hebert Kiddier, a coal dealer, and his family in West Bridgford, Nottingham. Fanny Jane completed a form for the army in 1919 listing her son Fred's surviving relatives: parents Theophilus and Fanny Jane, and sisters Elizabeth Stretton (widow) and Lily Pendleton of 2 Wilton Terrace; sister Fanny Walker (m. 1914, John Walker) of Fox Grove, Old Basford, brother Walter Pendleton of Goodall Street, Hyson Green. Fanny Jane died in 1930. In 1939 when the England & Wales Register was compiled, Theophilus and his widowed daughter, Elizabeth (Stretton), were living with his married daughter, Lily, her husband Herbert Hulme (m. 1920) and their children in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Elizabeth had married Harry Stretton in 1915; he served in the Sherwood Foresters and was killed in action in 1916. (See 'Extra information'). Theophilius died in 1940.
1911 - scholar. He was a carter when he joined the army in 1917.
11 Apr 1918
478641 - CWGC Website
2 Wilton Terrace, Wilton Street, Old Basford, Nottingham. Enlisted Nottingham
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
'C' Coy, 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Formerly 82793 Private 51st (Grad) Battn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Fred Pendleton was conscripted on 28 March 1917 but deemed to have enlisted on 18 March 1917. He was 18 years and 38 days of age, occupation carter, religion Baptist. He lived at 2 Wilton Terrace, Wilton Street, Old Basford, and his father Theophilus Pendleton of the same address was named his next of kin.. Fred was posted to the Training Reserve on 28 March and was posted to Rugeley Camp, Stafford, on 1 April 1917 and then to Ipswich. In Janury 1918 he was sentenced to 84 days imprisonment, reduced to 54 days, having been found guilty of a charge of 'conduct to the prejudice of good order and miliitary discipline in that at Ipswich on 12 January 1918 he was in improper possession of certain public property ie. (-)lbs of sugar and 6ozs of (-).' He served his sentence at Detention Barracks, Derby. He was then found guilty of overstaying his pass from midnight to 8.50pm 21 March 1918 for which he forfeited 7 days pay. On 26 March Fred was tranferred from KOYLI to the West Riding Regiment and posted to the 9th Bn. He embarked at Folkstone for Boulogne on 27 March and then to Etaples on 30 March when he was posted to the 1/6th Bn which he joined the same day. Fred was killed in action less than two weeks later. He was initially reported wounded and missing on 11 April 1918 but the British authorities later received an Official German List of Dead: 'No. 41193 Pte F Pendleton, 1/6 West Riding Regt.' and Fred's pay book was returned by the Royal Bavarian War Office in June 1918. The report was considered by the War Office to provide sufficient evidence to accept Fred's death as having occurred on or since 11 April and the OIC No. 2 Record Office York was instructed in a memo dated 25 September, to notify Fred's next of kin accordingly. Fred was buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium (grave ref. II.A.3). There is a note in his service record that he was buried in this Cemetery. Fred's death was confirmed by the German authorities a few months after his death and it is possible he was buried by the Germans before the town of Tournai, which had been in their hands since 1914, was retaken in November 1918. Fred served for 1 year 15 days, 16 days in France. He qualified for the British War Medal and Vicrory Medal. CWGC - Tournai Communal Cemetery (extract): ournai was captured by the German II Corps on 23 August 1914, in spite of resistance from a French Territorial Brigade, and the town remained in German hands until it was entered by the 47th (London) and 74th (Yeomanry) Divisions on 8 November 1918. The 51st (Highland) Casualty Clearing Station arrived on 14 November and remained until 20 July 1919. During the occupation, the German sick and wounded were nursed in the "Asile", whilst the Commonwealth and Allied were cared for in the Hopital Notre-Dame. The (Southern) Communal Cemetery, in the Faubourg-St.Martin, was used and extended by the Germans, although the graves were later regrouped by nationality and some were brought in from other cemeteries in a wide area around Tournai. [cemeteries listed]' (www.cwgc.org)
Fred's brother-in-law, Harry Stretton, his sister Elizabeth's husband, served with the Sherwood Foresters (2703 Private) and was killed in action on 16 September 1916. Harry's brother, Fred Stretton, served with the North Staffordshire Regiment (242383) and was killed in action on 21 October 1917. (See records on this Roll of Honour) British Red Cross & Order of St John Enquiry List (Wounded & Missing 1914-1919): M/W 11 April 1918. Enquiry 2 August 1918. WW1 Pension Ledgers Index Cards - named his parents.
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  • Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Fred Pendleton - Buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)