Frederick Britland

Private then 3rd Air Mechanic

Durham Light Infantry 3012782 12th Battalion
Royal Flying Corps/ Royal Air Force 115980 No 2 Squadron, 1st Wing

Lea Mills postcard

Photo of Frederick Britland

Frederick Britland was a Cromford man and is on the Cromford Roll of Honour. He joined the forces on 28th October 1916 aged 21 years. After the war he returned to work at Lea Mills as a knitter.

His brother Robert Charles Britland (who did work at Lea Mills); Died Wed, 15 September 1915, aged twenty. Private, Sherwood Foresters. Son of Robert and Mary Britland of 88 The Hill, Cromford. Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetary, Malta.
The Derby Mercury reported that Robert died in hospital in Malta of enteric fever

Frederick's brother Thomas Britland also worked at Lea Mills and served in WW1

Letters to J B Marsden Smedley

Blandford,  Dorset
 Sept 20th 1918
Your parcel to hand received with thanks I found it very useful as things are now
I am Sir yours truly

F Brittland

Counter signed by S J Broderick [both sides]
Dear Sir
Thanks for parcel received quite save with the very best wishes and compliments of the season
F Brittland

Eling Cottage,  Lower Brook St, Basingstoke, Hants
December 19th 1916
Dear Sir 
Just a few lines to let you know I received your parcel thanking you for your kindness wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from yours truly
Pte F Brittland


1901: 88 Main Street, Cromford

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Robert Britland Head 34 Hosiery worker Cromford
Mary Britland wife 35   Cromford
Ada Britland daughter 12   Cromford
Ethel Britland daughter 8   Cromford
Frederick Britland son 3   Cromford
Thomas Britland son 1   Cromford

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1911: 88 Cromford Hill

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Robert Britland Head 44 Hosiery machine minder Cromford
Mary Britland wife 45   Cromford
Ada Britland daughter 22 Runner on hosiery Cromford
Ethel Britland daughter 18 Bitting hosiery Cromford
Robert Charles Britland son 16 Farm labourer Cromford
Frederick Britland son 13 Bobbin carrier hosiery Cromford
Thomas Britland son 11 School Cromford
Thomas Mitchell nephew 11 School Derby

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