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Name:
Frederick Wellman
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F T
Service No.:
7768
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Brighton
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
3rd Division Staff, Corps of Royal Engineers
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
3 Coronation Street, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Military
Cause of Death:
Killed in an accident
Date of Death:
14-January-1916
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Buried:
Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

The accident that resulted in Frederick's death occurred in his office when he went to inspect an acetylene lamp that wasn't working properly. It exploded in his face inflicting fatal injuries.

Teesdale Mercury-17/01/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-16/01/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-15/01/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Son of Frederick and Mary Wellman of 10 Hove Street, Brighton.

Notes:

Frederick had been attached to the military for many years before the war, being listed as resident in the Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, on the 1901 Census. He was on the staff of the Barracks in Barnard Castle at the outbreak of war and was well known in the town. He left to serve abroad in mid-1915.

Teesdale Mercury-06/10/1915: Local and other notes: Left for active duty

Teesdale Mercury 19.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 1

Letter to the widow of Serg. Wellman, 3 Coronation Street, Barnard Castle, regarding his death

 

 

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First Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Last Name: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Ranks: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 19.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Service Number: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Unit: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: Teesdale Mercury 19.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Overseas Commemorated: www.cwgc.org; Family Details: St Mary's data; Notes: St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury 19.01.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;