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James Frederick Else – likely better known as Fred – was born at Crich on 28 July 1896, the son of Samuel and Eliza Else. Prior to the war, he worked as a wire drawer at the local wire works. On 14 August 1918 he enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His service was entirely shore-based and he was demobilised on 15 January 1919. His service record gives his rank as 'ordinary seaman'. Fred's brother, John William Else, is on the Roll of Honour; he served with the Royal Field Artillery. After the war, Fred returned to Crich and to his occupation at the wire works. He never married, and had no children. He passed away in August 1962, aged sixty-six years, and was interred in the parish cemetery at Crich.
James Frederick Else PIC 68017; born 28 July 1896 at Crich; a wire drawer.
Enlisted 14 August 1918; height 5ft 0in; light brown hair. brown eyes and fresh complexion
Victory II from 19 August 1918 to 15 January 1919
Very good character
Awarded the British War Medal
1939 Register: The Dimple, Crich
James F Else b.28 July 1895; bench wire drawer, heavy work
Dennis Else b.9 May 1913; joiner heavy work
His brother John William Else is also on the roll of Honour.
1901: Crich Common
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|Jno W||Else||son||15||Woollen weaver||Crich|
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|Eliza||Else||wife||53||Farmers son on farm||Crich|
|Eliza||Else||daughter||27||Wool cotton & silk winder||Crich|
|John William||Else||son||25||Hosiery frame winder||Crich|
|James Frederick||Else||son||14||Loop twister||Crich|
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