Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Frederick Swaine 1888-1917

Barnsley Chronicle 26 May 1917 (with thanks to Barnsley Archives)
Frederick Swaine was born Q4 1888 in Barnsley, Yorkshire.

Son of:
Elijah Swaine was born Q2 1861 in Darton, Yorkshire, died in 1912 aged 52 in Barnsley, Yorkshire.
In the 1911 census he was a Joiner living at 6 Vernon Street, Barnsley.
He was married in Barnsley, St John the Baptist on 20 May 1882 to Edith Truelove who was born abt. 1861 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, she died in Q4 1891 in Barnsley aged 31.

Second marriage Emmeline Wordsworth in Barnsley Q4 1893, m2. John T Rigby in 1916

Position in family: The 4th of 6 children (plus 3 half-siblings)
1. Florence Swaine born about 1883 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. m. Edgar Sidebottom 1905

2. John William Swaine born on Q4 1885 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He married Elizabeth Jane Anderson who born about 1889 in Seaham Harbour, Durham, in Jul 1908 in Easington, Durham. 
3. Alice Ann Swaine born about 1887 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. m. Harry Jones 1915
4. Frederick Swaine born in Oct 1888 in Barnsley, Yorkshire Died 09 Apr 1917 WW1 KILLED
5. Annie Swaine born 1890 Barnsley
6. Ethel Swaine born 4 Nov 1891 (living with grandparents 1901) married George A Midgley in Q4 1938 in Barnsley.
Half Siblings
6. Eleanor Swaine born 1896 Barnsley
7. Maude Swaine born 1898 Barnsley. m. Isaac Wainwright 1917
8. Doris Swaine born 1903 Barnsley m. Fred Harding 1925 d.1937

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 2 Beckett Street, Barnsley, age 2
1901: 6 Vernon Street, Barnsley, age 12
1911: No census record found

1911 at marriage: 31 John Edward Street, age 23, Machine Blower


He married Clara Hardcastle, born about 1891, on 20 September 1911 at St Mary's Church in Barnsley, Yorkshire.  

Clara remarried in Q3 1919 to John Jackson.

1.  Annie Swaine was born in Jan 1912 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. She married Norman Mason, born about 1912, on 01 Jan 1935 in Barnsley, St Mary, Yorkshire. 
2.  Leonard Swaine was born in Jan 1914 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. Died 1997.

Military Service:
Enlisted: Estimated from war gratuity payment, February 1915, age 27. 
Regiment and Battalion:  York and Lancaster Regiment 14th Battalion
Service number and rank:  495 Private
Regiment and Battalion:  Northumberland Fusiliers 21st (Tyneside Scottish) battalion (1)
Service number and rank:  389824 Private
Awards: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Death: 9th April 1917, age 29
Buried at: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery (2)
Grave Reference: IV. A. 15


Barnsley, Redfearn Brothers Glassworks & Aldham Works Memorial Tablet
Barnsley, St Mary's Combined War Memorial
Barnsley Redfearn Brothers Roll of Honour

Notes and Links:
Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
(1) The 21st Battalion was part of 102nd Brigade in the 34th Division.  Fred was killed on the first day of the battle of the Scarpe; part of the Arras offensive in 1917.
(2) He was originally buried nearer the front line but later re-buried in 1919. 

This biography was submitted to the Barnsley War Memorials Project by Peter West in August 2016.

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