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Looking for Stanley Fryer DOB 1900

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Unknown Report 16 Apr 2014 12:50

Stanley Fryer DOB 1900 London was killed in France pos 1916 I dont know what regiment but his brother my father Walter William Dob 1898 was in Third Middlesex Regiment. Any Details on any of these relatives would be very welcome .Stanley Fryer DOB 1925


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Apr 2014 19:45

Welcome to the boards Stanley.

If the following 1901 census is correct, Stanley was actually born in 1899 and your father 1889 - possibly an error in typing?

1901 England Census about Stanley Fryer
Name: Stanley Fryer
Age: 1
Estimated birth year: abt 1900
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Father: Thomas G Fryer
Mother: Ellen Fryer
Birth Place: Dalston, London, England
Civil Parish: Hackney
Ecclesiastical parish: St Mark Dalston
County/Island: London
Country: England

Name Age
Thomas G Fryer 52
Ellen Fryer 44
Ellen Fryer 22
Augustus C Fryer 14
Walter W Fryer 12 <<< your father?
Margaret M Fryer 7
Violet M Fryer 4
Stanley Fryer 1 <<< Uncle Stanley?

This would be his birth registration
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Stanley Fryer
Name: Stanley Fryer
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1899
Registration district: Hackney
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 543

As you may know, over 60% of WW1 records were destroyed in WW2 bombing. Although he may have been conscripted at the tail end of the conflict, it is possible that his was amongst them. Men were not necessarily assigned to their local regiment

There is this record card

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 about Stanley Fryer
Name: Stanley Fryer
Regiment or Corps: Lancashire Fusiliers
Regimental Number: 52847

Awarded the British and Victory medals.

There is no listing of his death on the Commonwealth War Graves Site.

The closest is this one, but born 1902


Rank: Gunner
Service No: 284703
Date of Death: 16/04/1919
Age: 17
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

1st Reserve Bn.
Grave Reference 9 "C." 511.
Additional Information:
Son of Thomas H. and Ann Fryer, of 1922, Mahoning Rd. N.E., Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.

Although your grandfather was Thomas, your grandmother was Ellen - unless it was a second marriage?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 16 Apr 2014 21:56

Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services.
Name Fryer, Stanley
Official Number: J33289
Place of Birth: Hackney, London
Date of Birth: 06 April 1899

(Navy Record on below, £3.30 to download, if relating)

Chris :)

Burial Abney Park
Fryer, Ellen 15 Sep 1938 58y


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 16 Apr 2014 22:47

Sounds about right Chris. The date of birth certainly fits with the gro reference :-D