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Coulson FRYER

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Surname: FRYER

Forename(s): Coulson

Place of Birth: Pool, Yorkshire

Service No: 219328

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 12th Battery 35th Brigade

Division: 7th Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1917-10-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIII. D. 11.

CWGC Cemetery: THE HUTS CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COWLING, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Coulson Fryer was the son of John Thomas and Margaret Ann Fryer, née Coulson. John was born at Ashwood Side, Pateley Bridge and Margaret at Thorp Arch, Yorkshire.

1891 Glusburn, Yorkshire Census: Brumsgill Houses - Coulson Fryers, aged 2 years, born Poole, Yorkshire, son of John Thomas and Margaret A. Fryers.

1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Temporary Fever Hospital for Skipton Hospital, Keighley Road - Coulston Fryer, aged 12 years, born Glusburn, Yorkshire.

1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: Coulson Fryer, aged 22 years, born Poole, Yorkshire. [Coulson was employed by Tom Boothman, Farmer.]

Coulson was married to Bertha Shuttleworth in 1915.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Coulson Fryer, 219328, Royal Field Artillery.

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

FRYER, Gunner Coulson, R.F.A., 11, Sun Street, [Cowling], killed in action Oct. 22, 1917.

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Gunner Coulson FRYER

Gunner Coulson FRYER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th Division

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Surname: FRYER

Forename(s): Coulson

Born:

Residence: Keighley, Yorks

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorks

Number: 219328

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 22/10/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: FRYER

Forename(s): C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 219328

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: 12th Battery 35th Brigade

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-10-22

Additional Information:

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1938

FRYER Bertha of 2 Hartley-place Cowling near Keighley Yorkshire widow died 10 July 1937 Administration (with Will) London 3 September to Renee Mary Fryer spinster. Effects £107 18s. 9d.

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Gunner Coulson Fryer

Gunner Coulson Fryer

Courtesy of Rev. Robert D. Carter (Formerly vicar of Holy Trinity, Cowling)

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02 November 1917

FRYER – October 22nd 1917, killed in action on the Western Front, Gunner Coulson Fryer, R.F.A., husband of Mrs. Fryer, 11, Sun Street, Cowling.

02 November 1917

COWLING – GUNNER FRYER KILLED

Mrs. Fryer, 11, Sun Street, Cowling, has received an intimation from a chaplain in France that her husband, Gunner Coulson Fryer, R.F.A., was killed instantly on October 22nd by the bursting of shell on his Battery, while they were proceeding to take up a frontal position. The Battery suffered many casualties, the victims being buried together in the British Cemetery near Ypres on October 24th.

Gunner Fryer joined up on the 6th of February last, and went out to France on the 28th of May. Previous to joining up he was employed by Mr. Frank Snowden, Raikes Hall Poultry Farm, Cowling.

09 November 1917

COWLING – The Late Lieut. Hall-Watt

On Sunday morning at the Parish Church, the Vicar conducted a memorial service to the memory of the late Second Lieutenant R. Hall-Watt of the Grenadier Guards. The choir sang the anthem ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace’. The deceased officer was the eldest son and heir of the late Mr. E. B. B. Hall-Watt, of Bishop Burton, Beverley, and of Carr Head, Cowling. He was killed in action on October 13th in Flanders, and was 19 years of age. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst, the deceased was posted to the Grenadier Guards in the early part of this year, and went out to France in August last. His decease is greatly lamented in the district, as it was hoped when he came of age he would have taken a personal interest in the Carr Head Estate.

The ‘Last Post’ was sounded by the buglers from the Church Lads’ Brigade, Colne. Col. Eyre and Mrs. Eyre (of Bishop Burton Hall, Beverley, the mother of the deceased officer), and also Mr. A. Hall-Watt, the deceased’s only brother, were represented by Mr. T. Washington Chambers, of Brighouse, the agent for the Carr Head and Morton Estates of the trustees of the late E.B.B. Hall-Watt, of Bishop Burton, the father of the deceased. A similar memorial service has been held at Bishop Burton Church on the 1st inst. The service at Cowling was also in memory of Gunner Coulson Fryer, Privates William Garner, Walter Snowden, and George Thorpe, all of Cowling, who have recently laid down their lives for King and Country. The Vicar alluded in feeling terms to the great loss which the relatives of the deceased officer and men had sustained.

25 October 1918

FRYER – In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Gunner Coulson Fryer, R.F.A., who was killed in action October 22nd. 1917.

Somewhere in France, in a lonely grave,
Beside his comrades he is laid;
A loving son, a brother dear,
None at his grave to shed a tear.
No one who knew him need ever be told,
A warmer heart death never made cold;
His cheery way, his smiling face,
There’s none can fill our dear son and brother’s place.

From his loving father and family.

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02 November 1917

FRYER – Killed in action, October 22nd, Gunner Coulson Fryer, of the R.F.A., husband of Mrs. Fryer, of 11, Sun Street, Cowling.

02 November 1917

ANOTHER COWLING SOLDIER KILLED

Mrs. Fryer, 11, Sun Street, Cowling, has received an intimation from a chaplain in France that her husband, Gunner Coulson Fryer, of the R.F.A., was killed instantly on Oct. 22nd by the bursting of a shell on his battery, while they were proceeding to take up a frontal position. The battery suffered many casualties. These were all buried together in the British cemetery near Ypres. Gunner Fryer joined up on Feb. 6th last, and went out to France on May 28th. Previous to joining the army he was employed by Mr. Frank Snowden, Raikes Hall Poultry Farm, Cowling.

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