Frederick John Smith

Private

Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry 3720  

Photo courtesy Donald Morris

Frederick John Smith

Notes: Simon Johnson
Frederick was born at Ratby, Leicestershire, in 1873. He married Sarah Ann CUPPLEDITCH 12 May 1894.
He enlisted at Manchester on 10 September 1914 aged 37 years and 11 months a stud groom living at Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell. He was discharged with a Silver War Badge owing to ill health 3 March 1915. It appears that by the time Smith took receipt of his War Badge on 9 March 1917, his address was 'Humberstone Hall', near Leicester.

Photo s courtesy Donald Morris

Frederick John Smith

Frederick John Smith in 1911 outside Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell

Frederick John Smith

Frederick John Smith , coachman to the Hurt Family at Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell

Frederick John Smith in the DLOY

Frederick John Smith in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry
September 1914 taken outside Scarisbrook Hall, near Southport

Silver War Badge Record
3720 Pte Smith F; DLOY; badge 141747; enlisted 10.9.14; discharged 3.3.15; illness; no overseas service.

Pension Record
Wife Sarah Cuppleditch whom he married 12 May 1895 at Blidworth, Notts.
Children Gladys (19.6.1899), Frederick (Jan 1908)
Height 5ft 7 ⅜ ; fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.Scar on back of neck. C of E.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Whittington

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frederick J Smith Head 30 Coachman Ratby, Leic.
Sarah A Smith wife 29   Boston, Linc.
Challis G Smith son 3   Blidworth
Gladys M Smith daughter 1   Blidworth

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1911: The Lodge, Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frederick John Smith Head 38 Coachman Ratby, Leic.
Sarah Ann Smith wife 40   Boston, Linc.
Challis George Smith son 13   Blidworth
Gladys Mary Smith daughter 11   Blidworth
Frederick Fox Smith son 8   Whittington
Alfred Hay boarder 25 Groom Hishlovington, Yorks

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Frederick John Smith's son, Challis George Smith is also on the Roll of Honour.

His lodger Alfred Hay is on the Roll of Honour.