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Name: Frederick CONWAY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Fusilier Initials: F Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 19
Unit: 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: West Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 16 Reasby Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Chamberlain Street, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Formerly of Clara Vale, and 8 The Huts (now Chesters Gardens, Crawcrook), Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 29th May 1940
Place of Death: Dunkirk, France.
Battle/Campaign: Dunkirk evacuation.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:
Son of Patrick and Matilda Conway (nee Jamieson) of 16 Reasby Gardens, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Sisters: Freda and Frances.
Notes : Educated at Emmaville and Ryton schools. Was connected with the Crawcrook Methodist Church Boys Brigade. His father, Patrick, had seen action during World War 1 and had been wounded three times. For many years after the war Patrick still bore the scars of his wounds with bits of shrapnel still in his body. He went on to give long and faithful service as a doorman at the United Services Club, Crawcrook.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 5th February 1943. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 29th January 1943.
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