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Band Sergeant G Fry 4 Bn Essex Regiment

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Roboman

Roboman Report 4 Dec 2012 16:28

Looking for any living relatives of the above who was with my Grandfather when he died in Gallipoli in 1915.

Reggie

Reggie Report 4 Dec 2012 16:50

Unless you know what his first name was, and when and where he was born, no-one can search for info

If you find those details, you can look for contacts yourself in 'search all trees'

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Dec 2012 16:58

Dont you know his christian name ?

As he was your grandfather then the child you are descended from will have his name on their birth cert surely??

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Dec 2012 17:02

he isnt listed on the CWGC site

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 Dec 2012 17:36

It isn't his grandfather - '...who was with my Grandfather...'.
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 Dec 2012 17:39

There's this but wrong regiment:

Name: George Frederick Fry
Birth Place: Bromley-by-bow, Essex
Death Date: 12 Aug 1915
Death Location: Gallipoli
Enlistment Location: Finsbury
Rank: Private
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Battalion: 7th (Service) Battalion
Number: 10529
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Balkan Theatre

Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 Dec 2012 17:40

Re-reading it, I am not sure if this G. Fry actually died.
Where have you come by the name please?
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 Dec 2012 17:44

Not sure if this is relevant! I assume you are sure of initial?

Name: Bertie Robert Fry
Residence: Hornchurch, Essex
Death Date: 4 Apr 1916
Death Location: Home
Enlistment Location: Ilford, Essex
Rank: Private
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Battalion: 4th Battalion
Number: 3472
Type of Casualty: Died
Theatre of War: Home

Roboman

Roboman Report 4 Dec 2012 17:56

All I have is the heading on the letter he sent to my Grandmother as follows: Band Sergeant G Fry, (Late Corporal) 86 B Company, 1/4 Essex Regt. 161 Bridgade 54 Division, M.E. Force. No other clues.

Roboman

Roboman Report 4 Dec 2012 17:59

Would add that he was with my grandfather when he was killed on the 22 August 1915. Can't be the one Jan suggested - he was already deceased.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 4 Dec 2012 19:23

There are WW1 records for a George Fry, Band Corporal (and temporary Sergeant) 4 Bn Essex Regiment on Ancestry. His address is given and wife is mentioned, but no name given!

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 4 Dec 2012 23:20

Well done - but I can't see it! Can you copy & paste the link please?
What is the address?
Jan

Roboman

Roboman Report 5 Dec 2012 08:51

Yes, well done, Annielaurie. A link to this information would be much appreciated. My main objective is to see if there are any living relatives of George Fry who might like to see copies of a couple of letters he wrote in 1915. I wonder if someone is research this family tree?
Roger

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 5 Dec 2012 15:01


I think this is the George Fry that Annielaurie found

Link to Ancestry details

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec?htx=View&r=5538&dbid=1114&iid=MIUK1914A_084437-01581&fn=George&ln=Fry&st=r&ssrc=&pid=337589

George

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 5 Dec 2012 15:44

Yes, the link posted by George is the right one

Roboman

Roboman Report 5 Dec 2012 16:50

Many thanks. Off on holiday shortly so will wait to explore this link when I have time to make the best of 'pay-as-you-go'! Hope we can find a living relative.

Roger

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 5 Dec 2012 19:12

Roger

If you do not have a sub to Ancestry, do not spend money on credits for this record, i can download the images and send to you.

When you return from holiday just send me a PM i will sort them out


George