Friday, 10 February 2017

George Henry Frudd 1887 - 1917

The cap badge of the Royal Engineers - King George Vth

Born: 1887

Military Service:
Enlisted: 20th October 1915 aged 26
Regiment and Battalion Royal Engineers
Service number: 104567  
Awards: The Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Death:  31st July 1917 aged 28
Buried at: Cemetery Voormezeele Enclosures
Grave Reference: I.E. 26


St. Mary's Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial
Barnsley Plumbers Roll of Honour

Links & Notes:
Lives of the First World War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

George Henry Frudd was born in Barnsley, his parents were Emily and Isaac Frudd who lived at 7 Waterloo Road, Barnsley previously at Queen Street, Barnsley.

Death Notices from the Barnsley Chronicle 18 August 1917 & 10 August 1918

FRUDD - In loving memory of Sapper G. H. Frudd of Barnsley Royal Engineers, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Frudd of Waterloo Road, killed in action July 31st 1917, aged 30 years. "Fight the good fight with all thy might, Christ is thy strength and Christ thy right.  Lay hold on life and it shall be, thy joy and crown eternally." From Father and Mother and all the family.

FRUDD - In loving memory of our dear son, Sapper G.H. Frudd, killed in action July 31st 1917.  A day of remembrance sad to recall A dearly son, missed bu us all.

From the Barnsley Independent 27 March 1920 with thanks to Barnsley Archives

"Lest we Forget"  Barnsley Plumbers Roll of Honour

 At the Trades Club, Racecommon road, on Tuesday evening, a roll of honour, provided by the Barnsley Branch of the United Operative Plumbers, was unveiled in the full attendance of members.  The roll of honour is the work of Mr. Edwin Haigh of Barnsley, and is very tastefully designed.  It bears the names of 43 members who served with the Forces during the war.  Two of the number - Messrs. W.E. Exley and G.H. Frudd - made the supreme sacrifice and many were wounded or were prisoners for a time.  Councillor J. Broley who presided, said that last August the members entertained the members who had served, on their return home, and it was afterwards felt that there should be some permanent reminder of the services rendered by their members during the country's time of need.  He congratulated Messrs. E. Parker and J. Carr who had arranged the roll of honour.  The unveiling ceremony was performed by Mr. E. Parker, who in the course of a most appropriate speech, said that ourt of 60 odd members no fewer than 43 served with H. M. forces - a very creditable record.  Mr. Haigh had carried out the desires of the brance by a work of art which was worthy of the branch.  Mr. Parker said they owed a debt of gratitude to all who assisted to bring the terrible war to an end.  Only those who had served could realise the horrors of the war and the fierceness of the fighting.  Or shuddered to think what would have been the fated of women and children of this country, had the Germans been successful.  The roll of honour, added the speaker, spoke volumes for British pluck.  Mr. Parker then unveiled the roll of honour, all present reverently standing.  A musical programme was contributed by Messrs. G. Turner, T. Burton, C. Bishop, Walshaw, A. Potter and H. Deardon (accompanist).  Mr. A. Bray proposed "Success to the Operative Plumbers" and Mr. D.R.Snowden replied.  The toast of "Success to the Operative" was submitted by Mr. A. Brown and responded to by Mr. K. Roberts.  All four speakers referred to the good feeling between the employees and the employers in the trade.

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