|Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery||64697||111th Brigade; D Battery|
|Royal Engineers||190511 & 258604||279 Coy|
Photo courtesy Colin Wyatt
Frederick was born in 1885 at Baslow but left the UK from Southampton on RMPS Araguaya for Buenos Aires on 27 May 1910. He was listed as a twenty-three-year-old fireman. Returning in 1914 he attested in January 1915 aged twenty-nine, an unmarried engine driver (superior) living at Derwent Terrace, Whatstandwell. He entered France in September 1915. In April 1916 he was attached to the Royal Engineers Railway Coy.
A note dated 1 May 1919 stated “request for passage to Buenos Aires from 2nd Corporal Frederick Street who will be departing 01/07/19; free passage overseas granted”.
On his Repatriation Application he asked to be repatriated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with the comment under “Grounds on which claim is based” as: “To return home where a situation awaits me. Came to England to join up voluntarily in 1914.” He arrived at Liverpool aboard the SS Amazon from Buenos Aires, on the 29th November 1914, to join the war effort. The passenger list recorded him as an engine driver.
On his Repatriation Application after the war he asked to be repatriated to Buenos Aires, Argentina with the comment under "Grounds on which claim is based" as: "To return home where a situation awaits me. Came to England to join up voluntarily in 1914." He arrived at Liverpool aboard the SS Amazon from Buenos Aires, on the 29th November 1914, to join the war effort. The passenger list records him as an engine driver – and he was a driver during WW1 and left the war a 2nd Corporal, and returned to Argentina in 1919.
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 25/09/15
Army Service Record
He attested at Nottingham 05/01/15, aged aged 29 years 11 months (birth place Chatsworth), an unmarried engine driver (superior) whose address was Derwent Terrace Whatstandwell. His height was 5ft 8 in, weight 144lb and he had a birthmark on the inside of his right thigh. The next of kin was his mother Agnes Street, 2, Derwent Terrace, Whatstandwell. Address for pay Ash Mount, Whatstandwell.
05/01/15 to 24/09/15 Home
25/09/15 to 14/04/19 France
15/04/19 to 15/05/19 Home and demobbed
21/09/15 Embarked Southampton for Le Havre
21/04/16 Attached to Railway Coy
22/04/16 Transferred to RE Railway Companies In the Field. To 279 Coy as Sapper Engine Driver Reg No 190511
01/05/19 Request for passage to Buenos Aires from 2nd Corporal Frederick Street who will be departing 01/07/19; free passage overseas granted.
Derbyshire Courier, 3 May 1919
Driver Fred V. Street of Ash Mount, Crich Carr, is amongst the recently demobilised soldier. He was employed on the Argentine Railway when war broke out and left for England to join the forces here. After a stay at home he intends again crossing to the Argentine Republic to resume his duties on the railway.
|Edwin J||Street||son||13||Boot shop assistant||Borrowash|
RG12 piece 2746 folio 45 page 31
1901: Cliff Side, Crich
RG13 piece 3231 folio 28 page 1