Rank: Private
Service No: 19611
Date of Death: 13/08/1915
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220.

Additional Information:

Born on 10-10-85 at Walthamstow, son of Henry (Coal Carman) and Eliza Nightingale. 1891: Living with his family at 9 Field Road Walthamstow. 1901: With his family at 12 Chase Road South Woodford. 1909: He married Louisa Anne Brookes. 1911: A General Labourer living with his wife Louisa at 1, Chase Road South Woodford. Her address is later given as 20 Chase Road South Woodford. At the time of the Census his Father was in the West Ham Workhouse Union Road Leytonstone, and died there later in the year. His Mother worked as a Charwoman.

On 28-07-15 Frederick left Avonmouth on the HMT Royal Edward with other badly needed reinforcements destined for the Middle East Forces at Gallipoli. On 13-08-15 in the Aegean Sea, the ship was torpedoed by Heino von Heimburg in the UB14. Fredrick Nightingale was one of the many soldiers lost when the Royal Edward sank, reportedly within six minutes.

He was the second of the brothers to be lost.

X/R L/C Charles Nightingale (1914) Rfm. Henry James Nightingale (1915) Trooper Walter Henry Nightingale (1917) (Brothers)

Memorial: Roll of Honour St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Find my Past.
Qualification: Borough Resident.