FREDERICK ALTHAM

Frederick was laid to rest at the Field of Honour

not on the Christchurch Park Memorial

 

Born: 29th April 1874, Lanercost, Cumberland.

 

Baptised: 21st May 1874, at Lanercost, Cumberland.

 

Died: 23rd November 1917; age: 43; at Ipswich Military Hospital.

 

Royal Navy Enlistment: Date: 29th April 1892 – 12 years; Occupation: Pot Boy. Height: 5ft 2 1/2ins, fair complexion, brown eyes & light brown hair. Tattooed on both arms: LOVE, ship, cross, stars, flags and various other marks.

Service Number: 151896.

 

Service:

H.M.S. ‘Boscawen’ – B2C – 13th November 1889.

H.M.S. ‘Boscawen’ – B2C – 27th November 1890 – 21st July 1891 – Run Portsmouth.

Character – Very Good.

 

Enlistment Location: Islington, Middlesex.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 1st October 1915 – Balkans. East Yorkshire Regiment, 6th Battalion – 3/6895.

 

Served in the South African Campaign.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 55105.

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, 35th Battalion – Territorial).

Formerly 6895, East Yorkshire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.IA.25.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Robert & Ellen Altham.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   4, Margaret Street, Marylebone, London.

 

Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Altham, 35, an Ironmongers, born Wray, Lancaster.

Ellen Altham (nee Fortay), 32, born Saxremore, Cumberland.

Arthur Thompson Altram, 8, born Walworth, Surrey.

Edith Jane Altham, 5, born Lanercost, Cumberland.

William Altham, 2, born Pooley Bridge, Westmorland.

 

1891   Portland, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

 

Frederick was 16 years old, he was ranked a Boy 1st Class for the Royal Navy, on board H.M.S. ‘Boscawen’ a training ship. Commander – George Anson Primrose.

 

Frederick’s father, Robert Altham, died 1887, St. George Hanover Square, London. His mother, Ellen Altham, died 1908, Hackney, London.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Ellen Rosaline Peddington – sister.

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