FREDERICK COLLINGS

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour

 

Born: 1863, Kelsale, Suffolk.

Died: 11th August 1919; age: 56, at 1, Coytes Gardens, Princess Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 1, Coytes Gardens, Princess Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: London; Date: 14th May 1915; age: 44 years & 8 days; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: wife – Agnes Collings, of 1, Coytes Gardens, Princess Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft & 5 1/2 ins, fresh complexion, blue eyes & brown hair.

 

Service:

Home: 14th May 1915 – 28th May 1915

Embarked: ‘Empress Queen’ – Southampton.

Disembarked: Havre.

France: 29th May 1915 – 23rd March 1916

Home: 24th march 1916 – 2nd July 1916.

 

 

Discharged: Myalgia, Location: Catterwick; 2nd July 1916; age: 45 years & 358 days. Served 1 year & 51 days.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: SS/11390.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Silver War Badge – issued: 17th October 1917.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.80.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Agnes M. Collings, of 1, Coytes Gardens, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Carlton Green, Carlton, Suffolk.

 

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

William Collings, 41, an Agricultural Labourer, born Earl Soham, Suffolk.

Louisa Collings, 38, born Kelsale, Suffolk.

Garrett Collings, 13, born Kelsale.

Charles Collings, 11, born Kelsale.

John Collings, 6, born Kelsale.

Harry Collings, 3, born Frostenden, Suffolk.

William Collings, 3, born Frostenden.

 

1881   Brick Field, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

 

Frederick was 18 years old, a Brickmaker. He was living with his parents & brothers.

William Collings, 51, a Brickmaker.

Louisa, 50.

Garrett Collings, 21, a Brickmaker.

Harry, 13, a Brickmaker’s Boy.

William, 13, a Brickmaker’s Boy.

George Collings, 10, born Frostenden.

 

1891   Brick Field & House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

 

Frederick was 27 years old, a Brickmaker. He was living with his widowed mother & brothers.

Garrett, 32, a Brick Maker.

Harry, 23, a Brickmaker.

William, 23, a Brickmaker.

 

1901   The Fens, Aldringham, Suffolk.

 

Frederick was 35 years old, a Brickmaker. He was married and Head of the Household.

Agnes, 25.

Agnes, 4.

Francis, 3.

Louisa, 7 months.

 

1911   15, Albert Street, Bathside, Harwich, Essex.

 

Fred was 42 years old, a Brickmaker – Brickyard. He was married and Head of the Household.

Agnes, 34.

Agnes, 14.

Francis, 13.

Louisa, 10.

Priscilla, 9.

Clara, 4.

John, 2.

Robert, 1.

 

On the 2nd June 1896, at West Ham, Essex, Frederick married Agnes Mary Keefe, born 1877, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. They had 9 children:

Agnes Mary Collings, born 1897, Leytonstone, East London.

Francis William Collings, born 1898, Leytonstone.

Louisa Collings, born August 1900, Aldringham, Suffolk.

Priscilla Collings, born October 1901, Stratford, London.

Clara Rosine Collings, born September 1906, born Parkston, Essex.

John Hector Collings, born August 1908, Manningtree, Essex.

Robert Charles Collings, born December 1909, Manningtree, Essex.

Marcella P. Collings, born August 1913, Ipswich.

Netta Rosemary Collings, born April 1012, Harwich, Essex.

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