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About Frederick P McLean Saltmarsh MM

Date of Birth
Q3 1892

Service Number
16916

Birth Place
Staindrop, Teesdale, Durham, England

Date of Death
18 October, 1918 26y Died of wounds

Place of Death
France

Burial
Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Relationships

Parents
Frederick Foster Saltmarsh born 10 April, 1867 and Elizabeth Hannah (McLean) born 9 April, 1870 Married 30 May, 1892 New Shildon, Durham, England

Siblings
Thomas Winnum born 18 March, 1894, Annie May born Q3 1896, Ernest born Q3 1900

Marriage
Gertrude Sams (formerly Hartley) born 12 October, 1894 Married June 1917 Satindrop, Durham, England

Career

Service
Army

Unit
13th Durham Light Infantry Enlisted Darlington, Durham, England

Rank
Lance Corporal, Sergeant, (Acting CSM), (Acting WO Cl. 2), Company Sergeant Major,

Enlisted Address
1911 Church View, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
Military Medal 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Coal miner - braker (below ground)

Campaigns
1915-1918 France and Flanders

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 Church View, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
The Teesdale Mercury 7 November, 1917 reported " Sergt. F Saltmarsh DLI of Staindrop has been awarded the Military Medal. He was wounded by shell fire in the neck during a counter attack, inspired his platoon with confidence, and brought them out safely." Notice of Fred's Military Medal 12 November, 1917 page 13020 Fred had been awarded a Wound Stripe 1 November, 1917 and had suffered from influenza during his service. His brother Thomas was also killed in France in 1918.

- Research by DB