Frederick Bates


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
1599 5th Battalion

Fred was born at Whatstandwell in 1893, his parents were Fred and Hannah Bates. At the start of the war the family were living at Hill Top View, Fritchley.

Army Service Record
Frederick Bates enlisted, before the start of the War, on 29 April 1912 at Belper. He was a general labourer aged 19 years 4 months and lived in Crich Carr. His height was 5 ft 10½ and he stated he was C of E.
At the start of the War, on 21 November 1914, he transferred to the Reserve. His address was now High Tor View, Fritchley. Next-of-kin were father, Frederick, mother, Hannah, of Hill Top View, Fritchley.
Frederick was discharged as being medically unfit 7 December 1914. two weeks after his transfer to the reserves. His record stated: medically unfit for further military service 156 (ii). He was shown as serving at home 5 August 1914 to 7 December 1914


1901: Amber Grove, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Fred Bates Head 37 Wire trimmer Longway Bank
Hannah   wife 34   Wirksworth
Fred   son 8   Whatstandwell
Samuel   son 7   Whatstandwell
Elizabeth   daughter 5   Whatstandwell
Harold   son 3   Whatstandwell
Frank   son 2   Whatstandwell

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1911: Hill Top, Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Fred Bates Head 48 Wire trimmer Robin Hood
Hannah   wife 45   Wirksworth
Fred   son 18 Miner, hewer Whatstandwell
Samuel   son 17 Pony driver, underground Whatstandwell
Elizabeth   daughter 15 Factory, hosiery Whatstandwell
Harold   son 13 Pony driver, underground Whatstandwell
Frank   son 11 School Whatstandwell

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