Frederick Gregory


Durham Light Infantry 106457 27th A Coy
Welsh Regiment 68962 18th Battalion


Born Starkholmes 1892 he died of influenza just after the war ended. He was the son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Gregory who worked as a printer and was employed by Lea Mills.

Fred had an elder brother John Joseph who died 25 April 1918 whilst a PoW of the Germans. John Joseph was a son by his father's first wife before he married Sarah Jane as a widower (John Joseph was aged six).

Fred actually survived the war whilst serving with the 18th Welsh Regiment. When the Armistice was declared he was serving at Lille but contracted influenza and died in a French Hospital on 24th December 1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Surname Gregory
Forename Frederick
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Welsh Regiment
Unit 18th Bn
Date of Death 24/12/18
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference I.D.18


War graves certificate WW1 for Fred Gregory

Fred is remembered on several war memorials –

Photos Peter Patilla

Lea Mills War Memorial

The war memorial plaque outside Lea Mills

Matlock War Memorial

names on Matlock War Memorial

Matlock War Memorial

Names on WW1 plaque in St Giles Church Matlock

Plaque in St Giles Church, Starkholmes
J. Fletcher; F. Fox; F. Gregory


1901: Yards End, Starkholmes, Matlock

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Gregory Head 44 Taylor Starkholmes
Sarah Gregory wife 42   Starkholmes
George Gregory son 11   Starkholmes
Fred Gregory son 8   Starkholmes
Victor Gregory son 6   Starkholmes
Harry Gregory son 5   Starkholmes

RG13 piece 3267 folio 42 page 4

1911: Church Street, Matlock

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Gregory Head 51 Taylor Starkholmes
Sarah Gregory wife 48   Starkholmes
George Gregory son 21   Starkholmes
Fred Gregory son 19   Starkholmes
Victor Gregory son 16   Starkholmes

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