|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Photo courtesy Elaine Gregory
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.
Frederick W Beresford married Emma Kneebone March qtr 1923 (Belper reg district). She was sister to John Thomas Kneebone.
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
Medal Index Record
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.
Silver War Badge Record
32207 Pte Beresford Frederick; Badge 491677; Enlisted 29/10/15; Discharged 14/12/18; xvia aged 21; served overseas
Frederick Berrisford's nephew John Stanley Harrison Berrisford is also on the Roll of Honour.
1939 Register: Southwell
Frederick W Beresford b.12 November 1897
Emma Beresford b.3 February 1894
John T Beresford b.12 January 1930
|Lilly E||Collins||daughter||17||Wool doubler||Crich|
|John W||Harrison||son in law||22||Wire Drawer||Crich|
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1911: Moorwood Moor
|Joseph||Yeomans||Head||47||General dealer||Crich Carr|
|Mary E||Yeomans||daughter||23||Shop assistant||Plaistow Green|
|Joseph||Yeomans||son||16||Assistant to father||Moorwood Moor|
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