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Frederick Wall [w.9.5.1]

Frederick Wall was the first son of Samuel Wall & Emma Slater born January 21st, 1880 at Wednesbury, Staffs.

In 1881 Frederick & his father & mother were living at 9 Oakeswell Rd, Wednesbury with his grandparents, Mary & William Slater.

The family were still living with the grandparents in 1891 at the same address.  Frederick now had 2 sisters & 3 brothers.

By 1901 Frederick’s mother had died & he was living with his widowed father at Wellcroft St, Wednesbury.  He was working as a socket maker.  His grandmother Mary Slater was living with them & all his brothers & sisters were still at home.

Frederick married Ruth Mary Chard in Oct-December 1905 at East Stonehouse, Devon.  Ruth was born October 21st, 1882 at Farringdon, Devon, the daughter of Louisa & Isaac Chard, a farm labourer.

In 1911 Frederick & Ruth were living at 24 Market St, East Stonehouse, Devon & Frederick was a private in the Royal Marines Light Infantry.  They had 4 daughters – Flora (4), Dorothy (3), Alice Rosetta (1) & Phyllis (8 months).  Daughter Dorothy sadly died, aged just 5 in 1913.

Frederick served on the battleship HMS Goliath which sailed to the Dardanelles in 1915.  On May 13th, 1915 the Goliath was torpedoed by a Turkish torpedo boat manned by a German & Turkish crew.  Five hundred & seventy lives were lost, including Frederick.  Further tragedy struck the family that year when their only son Frederick died, aged just 3.

Ruth died in 1940 in Plymouth, Devon.

The children of Frederick Wall & Ruth Mary Chard were:

w.  Flora Frederica Annie Wall born July 23rd, 1906 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1991 in Umina, New South Wales, Australia
w.  Dorothy Irene R Wall born March 31st, 1908 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died July-September 1913 in Devonport, Devon
w.  Alice Rosetta Mary Wall born June 30th, 1909 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1997 at Stroud
w.  Phyllis Hettie Louise Wall born September 30th, 1910 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1932
w.  Frederick W C J Wall born Jan-March 1912 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died Oct-December 1915 at East Stonehouse, Devon
w.  Iris Lillian Wall born June 13th, 1913 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died January 2002 at Plymouth, Devon
w.  Patricia E Wall born Oct-December 1914 at East Stonehouse, Devon



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