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Name:
Frederick Prudhoe
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Service No.:
580042
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Corporal
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214th Division, Area Employment Company, Royal Engineers
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Chapel Street
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On the eve of the Battle of the Somme, Fred wrote from behind the lines giving a description of a soldier's equipment and training and the tension felt over the postings to the front. Reproduced in 'Evenwood's Heyday' by Elsie Anderson et al. Available at the Bowes Museum. By August, Fred was also at the Front. He wrote listing the local men wounded or killed in the battle: John Henry Raine killed just before the battle, leaving a widow and two children; Fred Gaskin of Toft Hill, a Private in the East Yorkshire Regiment, killed on 1 July 1916, the first day of the battle; Sidney Rutter of Shirley Terrace reported wounded towards the end of the month; Alfred Adams in hospital in Scotland with a wounded leg; Lieutenant Percy Brass DCM of Victoria House suffering from a wounded shoulder and who ended up at home as on outpatient of Etherly hospital. 

 

 

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First Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); 'Evenwood's Heyday' by Elsie Anderson et al. Available at the Bowes Museum; Last Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); 'Evenwood's Heyday' by Elsie Anderson et al. ; Ranks: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Service Number: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Unit: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Home Address: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Notes: 'Evenwood's Heyday' by Elsie Anderson et al. ; Teesdale Townships: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office);