Picture courtesy of Nick Heard

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


Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd March 1916; age: 36; Died of Wounds.

Enlistment Location: Bristol, Gloucestershire

Date of Entry Therein: 21st November 1915 – France.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 14551.

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 12th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar Brice Pyman; husband of Mary Ellen Pyman, of 15, Manor Road, Bishopston, Bristol, Gloucestershire.




1881   8, Orchard Street, Ipswich.


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

Edgar Brice Pyman, 26, a Pawnbroker’s Assistant, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Ada Sarah Ann Pyman (nee Hill), 25, born Ipswich.

Edgar Hill Pyman, 3, born Ipswich.

Ellen Ada Pyman, 1, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.


1891   1, Wem Place, Aberavon, Glamorganshire, Wales.


Frederick was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 36, a Prawnbroker’s Assistant.

Ada, 35.

Edgar, 13.

Ellen, 11.

Elsie Violetta Pyman, 6, born Ipswich.

Daisy Victoria Pyman, 3, born Ipswich.

Alexander Percy Pyman, 2 months, born Aberavon.


1901   Ashe House, Alfred Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


Frederick was 20 years old, a Boot Shop Manager. He was married and Head of the Household.

Mary, 22.

Gladys, 6 months.

1911   49, Henleaze Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire.


Frederick was 30 years old, a Boot Dealer, Repairer & Tobacconist – own account – at home. He was married and Head of the Household. His mother-in-Law and her new husband were staying with the Pyman family.

Mary, 32.

Gladys, 10.

Frederick, 6.

Queenie, 2.

Sarah Bigwood (nee Hector (1st marriage Fey)), 62, born Crediton, Devon.

George Bigwood, 60, a Waiter, born Bridgewater, Somerset.


Frederick’s mother, Ada Sarah Ann Pyman died 1900, Bristol.


In 1900, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Frederick married ‘Nellie’ Mary Ellen Fey, October 1878, Bristol. They had 4 children.

Gladys Ellen Ada Pyman, born December 1900, Bristol.

Frederick Gilmore Pyman, born October 1904, Bristol.

Queenie Rosina Pyman, born July 1908, Bristol.

Elsie Lilian Pyman, born June 1911, Bristol.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Ellen Pyman – widow.


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