Frederick Wall was the first son of Samuel Wall & Emma Slater born January 9th, 1880 at Wednesbury, Staffs.
In 1881 Frederick & his father & mother were living at 9 Oakeswell Rd, Wednesbury with his grandparents, Mary & William Slater.
The family were still living with the grandparents in 1891 at the same address. Frederick now had 2 sisters & 3 brothers.
By 1901 Frederick’s mother had died & he was living with his widowed father at Wellcroft St, Wednesbury. He was working as a socket maker. His grandmother Mary Slater was living with them & all his brothers & sisters were still at home. That year Frederick enlisted in the Royal Marines in Plymouth & gave his trade as a carpenter.
Frederick married Ruth Mary Chard on December 7th, 1905 at East Stonehouse Register Office, Devon. Ruth was born October 21st, 1882 at Farringdon, Devon, the daughter of Louisa & Isaac Chard, a farm labourer.
In 1911 Frederick & Ruth were living at 24 Market St, East Stonehouse, Devon & Frederick was a private in the Royal Marines Light Infantry. They had 4 daughters – Flora (4), Dorothy (3), Alice Rosetta (1) & Phyllis (8 months). Daughter Dorothy sadly died, aged just 5 in 1913.
Frederick served on the battleship HMS Goliath which sailed to the Dardanelles in 1915. On May 13th, 1915 the Goliath was torpedoed by a Turkish torpedo boat manned by a German & Turkish crew. Five hundred & seventy lives were lost, including Frederick. Further tragedy struck the family that year when their only son Frederick died, aged just 3.
Daughter Alice married Edward Searle in Oct-December 1932 in East Stonehouse, Devon & daughter Iris married William E Dolton in Oct-December 1933 also at East Stonehouse.
Daughter Patricia married Samuel George Eurylus Edwards on December 26th, 1936 at East Stonehouse & in 1939 they were living in Coventry where Samuel was a store houseman with the admiralty.
The 1939 register shows widowed Ruth living at 12 Wall on Market St, Plymouth, Devon.
Ruth died in 1940 in Plymouth, Devon.
The children of Frederick Wall & Ruth Mary Chard were:
w.126.96.36.199. Flora Frederica Annie Wall born July 23rd, 1906 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1991 in Umina, New South Wales, Australia
w.188.8.131.52 Dorothy Irene Ruth Wall born December 20th,1907 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died July-September 1913 in Devonport, Devon
w.184.108.40.206 Alice Rosetta Mary Wall born May 12th, 1909 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1997 at Stroud
w.220.127.116.11 Phyllis Hettie Louise Wall born September 30th, 1910 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died 1932
w.18.104.22.168 Frederick William Charles John Wall born January 7th, 1912 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died Oct-December 1915 at East Stonehouse, Devon
w.22.214.171.124 Iris Lillian Wall born June 13th, 1913 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died January 2002 at Plymouth, Devon
w.126.96.36.199 Patricia Eveline Wall born October 25th, 1914 at East Stonehouse, Devon; died July-September 1968 at Aldershot, Hampshire