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


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


11 Wharf Road, Stamford

In 1911 Arthur and his family were living in Stamford at 11 Wharf Road. Arthur was born in Ramsey Huntingdonshire in1896. His father, Henry John Franklin, was widowed. He was born in London in 1862. He was an engineer pattern maker. His wife, Mary Eliza (nee Knight) had died in 1910. She was born in… Read More


Percy and Charles Robert’s father, Robert Farbon, was born in Morton, Lincs and their mother Louise in Camden Town but all their children were born in Stamford. In 1911 Robert was a Clothier’s Assistant for an Outfitter. The 3 children, Percy 13 years, Charles Robert 11 years and Albert Edward 8 years were all at… Read More


Burghley Lane, Stamford

William Freshwater William born in Stamford in 1900, lived with his father William, (a railway guard) and mother Dorothy Kate in the Newtown cottages by Stamford East station in Water Street. In 1911 he was still at school and the family had moved to 9 Burghley Lane. His father was an invalid and there were… Read More