Frederick Everson

Ferderick Everson was born May 24, 1887 in North Ormesby, Yorkshire. His parents were Benjamin Everson and Mary Ann Colley.

In the 1901 census the family were at 22, Coltman Street, North Ormesby. Frederick was an errand boy for a newsagent.

In 1911 Frederick was a boot repairer, boarding with John and Isabel Knaggs in Chilton, Co. Durham.

December 28, 1914 Frederick had married Mary Elizabeth Brown in Middlesbrough. By the time he was embodied they had a daughter Lily, born June 22, 1916.

Attested: December 10, 1915 at Ferryhill.

Army number: 223777, then 306188. Rank: Sapper, then Gunner. Unit: Royal Engineers, then 13th Battalion, Tank Corps.

Frederick was 28 years 6 months old, 5' 5" tall and weighed 122 lbs. He was a boot maker and repairer. He was living at Tannery Cottages, Travellers Rest, Aycliffe.

January 10, 1917 Frederick had a Trade Proficiency Test at Chatham and was proved Proficient as a Shoemaker.

Frederick served at home until February 23, 1918 when he was sent to France to the Tank Corps.

Frederick was granted leave home October 5, 1918 as sadly his 3 months old daughter Marion had died from convulsions through teething October 2.

Frederick rejoined his unit October 24. January 3, 1919 he returned to England and was demobbed January 17.

Frederick had 2 more daughters, Mary, baptized November 22, 1919, and Freda, baptized October 30, 1921.