FREDERICK JAMES RUNNICLERS

Frederick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

FRED

 

Born: 3rd September 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd November 1918; age 22; accidentally drowned.

Residence: 27, Brook Street, Colchester, Essex.

Occupation: Moulder – Iron.

Religion: CofE.

Enlistment Location: Chatham, Kent; on the 22nd Janaury 1915 Fred signed up for 5 – 7 years. Height: 5ft 2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & brown hair.

 

Service:

Pembroke I – Ordinary Seaman – 22nd January 1915 – 20th March 1915

Neptune – Ordinary Seaman – 21st March 1915

Neptune – Able Seaman – 10th October 1915 – 25th July 1916

Excellent – Able Seaman – 26th July 1916 – 9th October 1916

Implaceable – Able Seaman – 10th October 1916 – 12th July 1917

Europa – Able Seaman – 13th July 1917 – 16th March 1918

Pembroke I – Able Seaman – 17th March 1918 – 21st June 1918

Superb – Able Seaman – 22nd June 1918 – 23rd November 1918 – drowned.

Character – Very Good.

 

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: SS/5256.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Superb.’

Formerly 1393, The Rifle Brigade – enlisted 5th September 1914, at Colchester, Essex, aged 19. Joined at Winchester. Discharged medically unfit 8th September 1914 – served 4 days.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 28.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of F.C. & Myra Runniclers, of 27, Brook Street, Colchester, Essex.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   18, Stanwell Street, Colchester, Essex.

 

Frederick was 4 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick Charles Runniclers, 35, a Pork Butcher’s Assistant, born Diss, Norfolk.

Myra Runniclers (nee Andrews), 34, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Maggie Winifred Runniclers, 6, born Debenham.

Myra Valentine Runniclers, 1, born Colchester.

 

1911   13, Brook Street, Colchester, Essex.

 

Frederick was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Frederick, 46, a Butcher.

Myra, 45.

Myra, 11.

Dorothy Andrews Runniclers, 8, born Colchester.

 

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