23 Water Street, Stamford

Osborne Fryer Osborne (Osey) was the elder brother of John William. He was born in Stamford in 1894. He joined the Lincolnshire Territorials on 16th April 1912 transferring to the 4th Battalion of the Lincs Regiment in August 1914 as Private 200116. He was mobilised to France on 1st March 1915 and promoted to Corporal… Read More


15 Cornstall Buildings, St Leonard's Street

James was Leonard’s younger brother and was born in 1899 in Ketton, Rutland. In 1911 he was 12 years old and like Leonard he was attending school. He was mobilised into the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in 1918. This is recorded in ‘Stamford and the Great War’, and from an ‘Ancestry.co.uk’ family tree, information of… Read More


9 Southview Terrace, Stamford

Harold was the eldest son of William and Lizzie Fishpool. William was a printer and in 1911 he had two brothers Frank aged 6 and Albert 4 and the family lived at 9 Southview Terrace, a 5 roomed house off New Cross Road. Harold joined the Home service soon after war was declared in November… Read More


John Newton Flanders – 52 Scotgate John Newton Flanders was born in Essex and in 1901 his father was a Head Gardener in Warwickshire. Sometime between 1902 and 1905 they moved to Stamford and lived at 52 Scotgate which was to be John’s address for the rest of his life. In 1911, he was 16… Read More


Castle Street

Arthur Flecknor Arthur was one of 9 children born to Alfred and Elizabeth Flecknor. In 1901 they lived in 1 Castle Buildings and were at 1 Castle Street in 1911. His father was born in Brigstock and employed as a sawyer working for a timber merchant. Elizabeth was born in Stamford and all the children… Read More


38 and 39 North Street, Stamford

Arthur Seth Footitt – 39 North St Joseph Footitt (the father of John Henry & Arthur Seth) was born in Gosberton, Lincs in 1863: his wife Eliza in Stamford in 1860. They moved around a good deal living in Gelston, Hough-on-the-Hill, Grantham and Newark before 1911. In that time they had had 12 children although… Read More


1 Emlyn Street, Stamford

Cecil Thomas Fountain Cecil, born in 1895, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fountain,  Thomas was an Iron Merchant and the family lived at 1 Emlyn Street, a substantial house with eight rooms. In 1911 he had four brothers William aged 19, Herbert aged 10, John aged 6 and Ernest aged 2. Cecil enlisted… Read More


1 Emlyn Street, Stamford

Herbert Fountain Herbert, born in 1900 Cecil, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fountain, Thomas was an Iron Merchant and the family lived at 1 Emlyn Street, a substantial house with eight rooms. In 1911 he had four brothers William aged 19, Cecil aged 16, John aged 6 and Ernest aged 2. He enlisted… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

Charles James Foxon Born in Stamford in 1899, Charles was still at school in 1911, the eldest of 6 children of Charles (railway carman) and Alice. When Charles was a baby he, his younger brother William (see below) and his parents lived with his maternal grandparents, James and Jane Stafford, in Milners Row, 3 Gas… Read More


Lumby's Terrace, Water Street

William Walter Foxon Born 1900 in Stamford, the younger brother of Charles, moved with his family from 3 Gas Street to 8 Lumby’s Terrace whilst he was at school. No record has been found of his war service. In 1920 he married Gladys Dooley in Thorne, West Yorkshire so he may have left Stamford to… Read More