Frederick William Berrisford


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
32007 5th Battalion

Frederick Berresford took a little finding. He was on the original Roll of Honour as Fred Beresford.
In 1891 the family were recorded as Berresford. For some unknown reason in 1901 they were named as Collins. In 1911 some of the family were Berrisford but Frederick seems to have remained with the surname Collins. Frederick William Beresford was born in the fourth quarter of 1897. His parents were Frederick Berrisford and Ellen Wragg who married in the third quarter of 1876.

Before the war he worked for Joseph Yeomans, who was a well-known local merchant.

1918 Crich Voter' List
Beresford, Frederick William, Town End – absent on military service

His medal index card records him with an address of Town End, Crich, enlisting on 19th October 1915 and being discharged 14th December 1918 with the Victory and British War Medals. He was awarded the Silver War Badge (491677) the record giving his age as twenty-one on discharge after serving abroad.


1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frederick Collins Head 44 Navvy Crich
Ellen Collins wife 45   Holloway
Mary A Harrison daughter 20   Holloway
Lilly E Collins daughter 17 Wool doubler Crich
Saml W. Collins son 11   Crich
Martha Ann Collins daughter 8   Crich
Frederick W Collins son 3   Crich
John W Harrison son in law 22 Wire Drawer Crich
John S Collins grandson 1   Crich
Isaac Coleman lodger 33 Limestone quarryman Crich

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1911: Moorwood Moor

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Yeomans Head 47 General dealer Crich Carr
Harriett Yeomans wife 47 House keeper Holloway
Mary E Yeomans daughter 23 Shop assistant Plaistow Green
Joseph Yeomans son 16 Assistant to father Moorwood Moor
Frederick W Collins assistant 13 Assistant Crich

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