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12557: Fredrick Patrick Furey

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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Frederick Furey was my great uncle.

He was born 27/02/1889 in Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland where his father was in service with the Connaught Rangers 88th Foot. Frederick was one of 8 children born to Thomas and Margaret Furey née Whelan and at the outbreak of WWI Frederick was their only surviving son.

Living and working in Manchester where the family had settled, Frederick was working as an Iron Moulder for a company making textile machines. He married Alice Ann Callaghan in 1911.

Frederick joined the Manchester Regiment "A" Coy, 1st/8th Bn. Service no. 2296 in 1914 and was killed in action on 11th August 1915 at Gallipoli age 25. His name appeared in The Times newspaper dated 27th August 1915 as previously reported missing, now reported killed.

Frederick's name is on the Helles Memorial in Turkey, panel 158-170. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula where it can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

He is also on the Irish Roll of Honour.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Julie Burke

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Fredrick Patrick Furey

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1915

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Gallipoli

Object(s)

Photo of Frederick image QJ 001 Medal record image QJ 002 The Times newspaper casualty list image QJ 003 Irish Roll of Honour image QJ 004 CWGC Casualty and Cemetery Details images QJ 005 to 006

Community Collection Day

Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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