Frederick Charles, 32 Keith Street, Stornoway

Private FREDERICK CHARLES
Last address in Lewis: 32 Keith Street, Stornoway
Service unit: 4th Royal Irish Fusiliers
Service number: 18635
Date of death: 9 September 1915 at the age of 45
Died of drowning in the River Clyde
Interred: Glasgow Eastern Necropolis, grave 12. 2057.

Frederick is shown in the 1881 census of Stornoway, aged 11, living at 32 Keith Street, Back Court. He is a scholar, the son of Margaret (32) and  Frederick (a seaman, not present at census time) and brother of Johanna (13).

In 1891, Frederick appears in the census at 6 Blackburn Street, Govan, Glasgow, aged 21. He is a baker, living with his mother Margaret (46) and siblings Johanna (23) and Donald (14).

By 1901, Frederick (31) is married to Isabella Charles (27), and has a baby son, Kenneth, aged 9 months. They live at 136 Nelson Street, Govan; Frederick is a journeyman baker.

Frederick drowned in the River Clyde opposite berth no 12, Broomielaw, Glasgow. He is quoted as living at 89 Oran Street. It is mentioned he was a private in the 4th Royal Irish Fusiliers. At the time of his death, both his parents were deceased.

His birth certificate shows he was born in Stornoway.

5 comments:

  1. He was my Great Granduncle. Thanks for sharing this information. I'm finding it particularly difficult to trace my family any further back than 1871 when they still lived in Lewis.

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    1. His parents were married at Stornoway on 11 March 1864

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    2. Thanks! I couldn't find their certificate on the register of marriages. Where did you find it?

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    3. This was referred to on the birth certificate. If you like, I can forward a copy through Google+

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  2. That would be very helpful. Thanks very much!

    Tom

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