FREDERICK ALTREE WESTON

Born: 29th July 1892, Saint’s Town, St. Pancras, Middlesex.

Died: 30th September 1946; age: 51; at the Isolation Hospital, Ipswich.

Residence: 508, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: an Office Caretaker & Parish Hall Keeper.

Enlistment details: Location: Chatham, Occupation: Office Boy. Signed up for 12 years – 29th July 1910. Height: on joining 5ft 3 1/2ins, height at 18 years 5ft 6ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.

 

Service:

Ganges I – Boy 2nd Class – 14th May 1908 – 4th September 1908

Impregnable – Boy 2nd Class – 5th May 1908

Impregnable – Boy 1st Class – 27th November 1908 – 7th June 1909

Allemarle – Boy 1st Class Telegraphist – 8th June 1909 – 17th February 1910

Pembroke I – Boy 1st Class Telegraphist – 18th February 1910 – 29th March 1910

Bulwark – Boy 1st Class Telegraphist – 30th March 1910 – 21st June 1910

Pembroke I – Boy 1st Class Telegraphist – 22nd June 1910

Pembroke I – Ordinary Telegraphist- 29th July 1910

Blenheim – Ordinary Telegraphist – 8th August 1910

Blenheim – Telegraphist – 28th June 1911 – 3rd December 1912

Offence: 4th December 1912 – Sentenced to 6 calendar months detention for striking his Superior Officer being in the execution of his office.

Pembroke I – Telegraphist – 6th May 1913 – 30th June 1913

Lord Nelson – Telegraphist – 1st July 1913 – 15th March 1914

Pembroke I – Telegraphist – 16th March – 1914 – 29th July 1914

Juno – Telegraphist – 30th July 1914

Juno – Leading Telegraphist – 1st June 1915 – 10th May 1917

Pembroke I – Leading Telegraphist – 11th May 1917 – 17th September 1917

Halcyon – Leading Telegraphist – 18th September 1917

Halcyon – Petty Officer Telegraphist – 31st – July 1918 – 7th February 1919

Victory I – Petty Officer Telegraphist – 8th February 1919

Pembroke I – Petty Officer Telegraphist – 12th April 1919 – 20th May 1919

Pembroke I – Master at Arms/Regulating Petty Officer – 21st May 1919 – 5th June 1919

Tyne – Master at Arms/Regulating Petty Officer – 6th June 1919 – 28th November 1919

Pembroke I – Master at Arms/Regulating Petty Officer – 29th November 1919 – 27th December 1919

Ganges – Master at Arms/Regulating Petty Officer – 28th December 1919 – 20th May 1920.

 

Rank: Master at Arms; Service Number: C/M 35840.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Ganges’

 

Grave Reference:

X.D.2.174.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Edwin & Elizabeth Charlotte Rose Weston; husband of Hilda Emma Weston. of Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   106, Goldsmith Avenue, East Ham, Essex.

 

Frederick was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Edwin Weston, 41, a Commission Agent, born Limehouse, Middlesex.

Elizabeth Charlotte Rose Weston (nee Altree), 41, born Limehouse.

Edith Charlotte Weston, 18, a Shirt Machinist, born Limehouse.

Beatrice Mary Weston, 17, born Hackney, Middlesex.

Ada Rose Weston, 14, born Hackney.

George Thomas Weston, 12, born Bow, Middlesex.

Elsie Maud Weston, 6, born Manor Park, Essex.

Florence Victoria Weston, 3, born Manor Park.

Clarissa Amy Weston, 10 months, born Manor Park.

 

1911   Hanover Square, 65, Church Street, Harwich, Essex.

 

Frederick was 18 years old, an Ordinary Telegraphist for H.M.S. ‘Blenheim’ He was 1 of 8 visitors at the home & business of 55 year old, widow, Harriet Dorman, a Licensed Victualler & Restaurant.

 

Frederick’s mother, Elizabeth Charlotte Rose Weston died April 1926, Ilford, Essex. His father, William Edwin Weston died October 1946, Ilford, Essex.

 

Frederick and his partner, Hilda Emma Smy (1st marriage Burgess), born  May 1898, Harwich, Essex – died August 1941, Ipswich, had 4 children.

William Frederick Weston, born July 1919.

Ronald Milford Weston, born September 1921, Ipswich.

Hilda Joan Weston, born August 1926, Ipswich.

Gloria Doreen Weston, born 1929, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Frederick was an Office Caretaker & Parish Hall Keeper – and a pensioned Naval Master at Arms. He was living with his partner and their children at the family home – 508, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Hilda, unpaid Domestic Duties.

William, a Cement Concrete Worker & Pipe Maker.

Ronald, a Cement Concrete Worker & Pipe Maker.

Hilda, at School.

Gloria, at School.

 

Frederick’s brother, Charles William Weston lost his life in the First World War on the 1st November 1914, at Coronel, Chile. He was 29 years old, an Able Seaman for the Royal Navy on board H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’ He is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

 

Probate to George Upson Parker, a Constructional Engineer.

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