Thursday 29 May 2014

Frederick Henry Cave 1887-1916

photograph with thanks to Meryl White
1887 Q4 in Bolton on Dearne
Baptised 11th December 1887 in Bolton on Dearne

Son of:
Thomas Cave, born about 1862 in Caldecott, Rutland, railway platelayer and Jane Cave nee Nicholson, born about 1864 in Doncaster.   They married in 1885 Q1 Doncaster registration district

Position in family: The third of 9 known children alive in 1911. (10 children born, all in Bolton-on Dearne)
1. Emma Jane Cave 1885 Q2
2. Elizabeth Cave 1886 Q3
3. Frederick Henry cave 1887 Q4, WW1 KILLED IN ACTION
4. Mabel Cave 1889 Q3
5. Alice Valentine Cave 1891 Q1
6. Thomas Cave 1892 Q4, WW1 SERVICE
7. Edith Cave 1895 Q4
8. Clara Cave 1898 Q1
9. Ivy Cave 1900 Q1

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 4 Ladycroft, Bolton on Dearne, age 3, scholar
1901: 4 The Crofts, Bolton on Dearne age 13, Railway navvy
1911: 8 Ladycroft, Bolton on Dearne age 23, 'lockerer up colliery'
1914: 8 Ladycroft, Bolton on Dearne on enlistment, age 26, labourer

Frederick was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 26th October 1914 in Sheffield at the age of 26 years and 11 months
Regiment and Battalion: Royal Engineers, 1st West Riding Division of the Signal Coy.
Service number and rank: 1387, Lance Corporal
Frederick was part of the Expeditionary Force from 13th April 1915 to the date of death.
Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1915 Star

Personal information: 5' 8 1/4" tall, 38" chest with 3" expansion.

Death:     Killed in action 2nd July 1916 age 29
CWGC Remembered: Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 8A and 8D

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of Thomas and Jane Cave of 8,Station Rd, Bolton-on-Dearne, Rotherham

Frederick is also remembered on the Bolton on Dearne Board school memorial, Furlong Road, Bolton on Dearne.

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