Fred Swindell (1883–1954)


West Yorkshire Regiment 1414 2nd Leeds Battalion
Labour Corps 659475 17th Service Battalion


Fred was born in 1883 at Ripley. For a time he lived with his family on Cowper Lane, Crich and worked as a farm labourer. After the war he had an address at Moss Farm, Dore, Sheffield.
Fred and his sister Agnes were enrolled in Crich Carr School on 15/6/1896. Fred's DoB was 5/12/83 and Agnes was 4/1/89
With thanks to Ken Stinson

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
B.W.M. Retd C.R.V. 6B d/3/1/33

Source: Betty Nadin (relative)
Frederick Swindell; West Yorkshire Regt; No 3 Platoon 1414 E Company; 2nd Leeds Btn; Labour Corps 17th Service
Moss Farm, Dore, Sheffield

Fred Swindell's brothers William Swindell, James Swindell and Sam Swindell are also on the Roll of Honour.


1891: Cowper Lane, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Samuel Swindell Head 40 Banksman Hathersage
Harriet Swindell wife 34   Crich
James Swindell son 15 Banksman Crich
William Swindell son 13   Crich
Sam Swindell son 10   Ripley
Fred Swindell son 6   Ripley
Agnes Swindell daughter 2   Crich

RG12 piece 2747 folio 11 page 16

1901: Kirk Langley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Sarah Goodall Head (wdw) 56 Farmer Mackworth
Thomas Goodall son 26 Farmer Worcester
Annie Goodall daughter 19   Mackworth
Fred Swindell servant 17 Ordinary farm labourer Ripley

RG13 piece 3226 folio 63 page 18

Cannot find him in the 1911 census; his parents were living in Crich at Thurlow Booth.

1939 Register: Upper Wortley Road, Rotherham
Fred Swindell (single) 5 December 1889; farm horseman
[Note: his birth was registered in 1883 December qtr (Belper reg district)]