TALBOT, Frederick

No.G/41325, Private, Frederick TALBOT
Aged 29

2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)
Killed in Action on Wednesday, 8th November 1916

Frederick Talbot was born in Great Thurlow (Risbridge Q2-1887 4A:653), baptised in Gt Thurlow All Saints on 31st July 1887, son of George and Amelia TALBOT (née MAYES).

1891 census...Aged 4, he was at The Street, Great Thurlow with his father George TALBOT [42] farm labourer; his mother Amelia [37] born Barnardiston; sisters Ada [14] and Elizabeth [6]; brothers John [11] and Arthur [1 month]. All except his mother were born in Great Thurlow.

1901 census...Aged 14, he was at Village, Great Thurlow with his parents and sister Julia [7] born Great Thurlow.

1911 census...Aged 24, a mechanic, he was living at 157 Morley Avenue, Wood Green, Middlesex with his brother in law Albert Samuel MORGAN [37] shop assistant born Lambeth; sister Ada Jane MORGAN and their children Mabel [11] and Minnie [9] both born in Great Thurlow,and Frank [3] born in Wood Green.
His parents were still at Great Thurlow, with his niece Minnie [10] born Cambridge, parentage not known. 2 of the 10 siblings had died.

He married Mary LIMBACH in 1912 [15-9-1886] (Brentford Q3 3A:370), their son Frederick John George was born 15-1-1913 in Brentford.

He enlisted in Hounslow, whilst resident in Chiswick .
The war diary has them moving from camp at La Briqueterie on the 7th to relieve the 20th Royal Fusiliers in trenches between LES BOEUFS and LE TRANSLOY
In SUMMER TRENCH, 4 platoons; in DEWDROP, 4 platoons, in WINDY and THISTle, 1 company and in COW trench 1 company.
On the 8th they had 3 officers and 7 OR wounded, 5 OR killed.

CWGC records show none of the 5 have an identified grave. It was close to the end of the Somme battle, the weather breaking about a week later put an end to any ideas of mass attacks by either side

Frederick Talbot is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, pier and face 12D/13B

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