Chatteris WW1 Soldier Fred Mottram 26744. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Fredrick Jubilee Mottram 26744, Suffolk Regiment Died: 8th November 1918 Fred Mottram was born in 1887 in Chatteris. In 1891 Fred was 3 years old and lived at 7 East Park Street with his sisters, mother Julia and father Harry who was a mat maker and publican. By 1901 Harry was no longer living with the family and Fred, now aged 13, was listed as being a shepherd. In 1911 Julia had married George Miller and Fred still lived at home and was a farm labourer. Fred enlisted in Chatteris on 24th February 1916, joining the Suffolk Regiment. He fought at the Battle of the Somme with the 7th Suffolks and was wounded on 11th August 1916 being hospitalised in Le Treport, France. He recovered and was again wounded at Arras on 18th November 1916 and was transferred back to hospital in Fazakerley, Liverpool on the Hospital ship “Formoza” (the same ship that Fred Papworth was to die on in 1919). Fred remained in hospital for around a year before being discharged on 6th December 1917 with a wound to the left thigh that wouldn’t heal. Nearly a year after being discharged Fred died at 10 South Park St of influenza and pneumonia. Currently we have not managed to find his grave and he is not listed on the CWGC website as being amongst the war dead. Thanks to Paul Allen for photos and information. Project File Contains • 1911, 1901, 1891 Census • Cambs Time 8th Sept 1916 inc photo • Photograph of Fred and his brother (thanks to Paul Allen) • Service Information • Attestation Form • Medal Card
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